What Happened in 1955 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 540 of 540

  • Nov 24 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • Nov 25 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
  • Nov 25 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres

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Nov 25 Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Nov 26 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • Nov 26 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
  • Nov 26 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • Nov 26 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Nov 29 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • Nov 30 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Nov 30 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party

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Dec 1 Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • Dec 3 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 4 Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • Dec 5 American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merge, with George Meany as President
  • Dec 5 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
  • Dec 5 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
  • Dec 6 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing
  • Dec 8 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

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Dec 8 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Dec 8 Turkish government of Menderes forms

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Dec 8 Black Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers", directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness is released in the UK

  • Dec 12 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell
  • Dec 14 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
  • Dec 14 Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic
  • Dec 14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • Dec 19 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
  • Dec 20 Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales
  • Dec 21 2nd National Film Awards (India): "Mirza Ghalib" wins the Golden Lotus

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Dec 24 Author Aldous Huxley takes LSD for the first time

  • Dec 25 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Los Angeles Rams 38-14
  • Dec 26 RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV
  • Dec 28 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)

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Dec 29 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 31 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Dec 31 The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 694

  • Sep 17 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • Sep 18 Jeana Tomasino, Milwaukee Wis, playmate (Nov, 1980)
  • Sep 18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Sep 20 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament
  • Sep 21 Rebecca Balding, Little Rock Ark, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap)
  • Sep 21 Richard J Hieb, Jamestown ND, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65)
  • Sep 21 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • Sep 22 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 22 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • Sep 22 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA, born in North Bergen, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
  • Sep 24 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
  • Sep 25 Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
  • Sep 25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • Sep 25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer
  • Sep 25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 26 Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)
  • Sep 28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • Sep 29 Ken Weatherwax, American actor (Pugsley-Addams Family), born in LA, CA
  • Sep 29 Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
  • Sep 29 Vicki Fergon, Palo Alto CA, LPGA golfer (1979 Lady Stroh's)
  • Sep 29 Benoît Ferreux, French actor
  • Sep 30 Frankie Kennedy, flute player
  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 1 Duško Tadić, Bosnian Serb
  • Oct 2 Kathryn Morrison playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human)
  • Oct 3 Angela Molina, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 4 Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • Oct 4 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 5 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • Oct 6 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 7 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • Oct 8 Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • Oct 9 Linwood Boomer, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Oct 9 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
  • Oct 12 Pat Dinizio, rock vocalist (Smithereens)
  • Oct 12 Ante Gotovina, Croatian general
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician
  • Oct 15 Cathy Ladman, comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • Oct 15 Kristine Winder, playmate (Oct, 1977), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 15 Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York

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Oct 15 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • Oct 15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
  • Oct 16 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • Oct 17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 17 Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
  • Oct 18 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • Oct 18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Oct 19 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • Oct 19 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • Oct 20 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 20 David Profumo, English novelist
  • Oct 20 Aaron Pryor, American boxer, welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 24 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • Oct 25 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • Oct 25 Glynis Barber, English actress
  • Oct 26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 27 Debra Bowen, American politician

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Oct 28 Bill Gates [William Henry], billionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • Oct 29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • Oct 30 Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, Danaiscotta Maine, actor (Tonio-As the World Turns)
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
  • Nov 5 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • Nov 10 Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres)
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

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Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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