What Happened in 1955 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 540

  • Jul 18 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
  • Jul 18 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
  • Jul 19 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum
  • Jul 19 Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
  • Jul 21 USS Seawolf launched, 1st submarine powered by liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Richard Nixon becomes the first US Vice President to preside over a cabinet meeting

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 22 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
  • Jul 23 NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jul 24 Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia
  • Jul 24 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
  • Jul 26 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
  • Jul 26 Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers
  • Jul 27 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation since WWII
  • Jul 27 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • Jul 28 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • Jul 29 Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 30 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Jul 31 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
  • Jul 31 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 31 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Aug 1 1st microgravity research begins
  • Aug 1 Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
  • Aug 1 WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Aug 3 Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
  • Aug 3 Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days
  • Aug 3 Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Aug 5 After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games
  • Aug 7 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
  • Aug 7 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
  • Aug 7 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Aug 8 Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy
  • Aug 11 Indonesia government of Harahap forms
  • Aug 12 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
  • Aug 12 US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
  • Aug 12 WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 13 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
  • Aug 15 WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins
  • Aug 15 Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland
  • Aug 16 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
  • Aug 17 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage
  • Aug 18 -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US
  • Aug 18 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Aug 18 Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria
  • Aug 19 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • Aug 19 Hurricane Diane kills 200 & 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • Aug 19 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
  • Aug 19 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)
  • Aug 20 Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 21 Emmett Till arrives in Money, Mississippi, a week before he is murdered

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Aug 23 Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
  • Aug 25 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • Aug 25 16th Venice Film Festival: "Ordet" directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
  • Aug 27 "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
  • Aug 27 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
  • Aug 28 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • Aug 28 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • Aug 31 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
  • Aug 31 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill
  • Aug 31 KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, TX (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • Sep 1 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 5 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • Sep 5 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • Sep 5 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 5 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Sep 6 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • Sep 8 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
  • Sep 9 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • Sep 9 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
  • Sep 10 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
  • Sep 11 KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
  • Sep 11 6th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.5 points

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Sep 11 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 12 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • Sep 15 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL (CBS) begins
  • Sep 16 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • Sep 16 US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 17 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Sep 17 Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
  • Sep 18 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 19 Argentine president Juan Peron resigns & flees

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 19 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Sep 19 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
  • Sep 20 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
  • Sep 20 Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRs in a season
  • Sep 21 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 694

  • May 27 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • May 28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • May 29 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Brian Kobilka
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • May 31 Laura Baugh, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP
  • Jun 1 Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
  • Jun 1 Lorraine Moller, Boulder Colo, NZ athelete (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 2 Dennis Haysbert, San Mateo California, actor (Code Red)
  • Jun 2 Gary Grimes, SF, actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44)
  • Jun 2 Dana Carvey, Missoula MT, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World)
  • Jun 2 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • Jun 4 Paul Stewart, English writer
  • Jun 4 Mary Testa, American stage actress
  • Jun 5 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 6 Sandra Bernhard, actress (King of Comedy, Nancy-Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Bill Koch, US skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont,
  • Jun 7 Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)
  • Jun 7 William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)
  • Jun 7 William Forsythe, American actor
  • Jun 8 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • Jun 8 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor of the World Wide Web, born in London

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Jun 8 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • Jun 10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 11 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Jun 11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower
  • Jun 13 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • Jun 14 Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
  • Jun 14 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • Jun 14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 14 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • Jun 15 Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 15 Julie Hagerty, actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
  • Jun 15 Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 16 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • Jun 16 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)
  • Jun 16 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Gail Jones, Australian author
  • Jun 21 David Marshall Grant, Westport CT, actor (Legs, French Postcards)
  • Jun 21 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • Jun 22 LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 23 Debbie Boostrom, Peoria ILL, playmate (Aug, 1981)
  • Jun 23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • Jun 23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits and Danzig)
  • Jun 23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • Jun 23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)
  • Jun 24 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • Jun 24 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • Jun 25 Michael Sabatino, California, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 26 Mary Margaret Brownie, RI, fictional ID of Prymaat (Coneheads)
  • Jun 26 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Mitch Addock, Macon MS, Nike golfer (1992 BC Open-11th)
  • Jun 28 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jun 28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • Jun 28 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • Jun 29 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • Jun 29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • Jun 30 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
  • Jul 1 Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes)
  • Jul 2 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Jul 2 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • Jul 3 Julia Lyndon, playmate (August, 1977), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 3 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
  • Jul 3 Neil Clar, rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • Jul 3 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
  • Jul 4 John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
  • Jul 5 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Jul 6 William Wall, Irish writer
  • Jul 7 Len Barker, American baseball player
  • Jul 8 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Jul 9 Jimmy Smits, Bkln, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue)
  • Jul 9 Lisa Banes, Chagrin Falls OH, actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger)
  • Jul 9 Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 9 Willie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Jul 10 Pamela Theresa Jiles, NO LA, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Jul 11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jul 14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • Jul 17 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
  • Jul 17 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
  • Jul 18 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • Jul 18 Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
  • Jul 19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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