Historical Events in November 1955

  • Nov 1 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
  • Nov 2 Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus

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Nov 2 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nov 3 First virus crystallized (announced)
  • Nov 3 Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
  • Nov 3 Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
  • Nov 3 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • Nov 3 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • Nov 4 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.

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Nov 5 Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Nov 5 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
  • Nov 5 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" by Marty McFly
  • Nov 6 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • Nov 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 7 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • Nov 9 Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 9 NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
  • Nov 9 UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
  • Nov 10 "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Nov 12 1st West German officers sworn in
  • Nov 12 E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
  • Nov 13 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • Nov 13 Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • Nov 15 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
  • Nov 16 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (Donald Campbell)
  • Nov 16 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
  • Nov 18 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
  • Nov 19 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 National Review publishes its first issue.
  • Nov 20 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ
  • Nov 20 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ
  • Nov 21 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
  • Nov 21 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Nov 22 RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Nov 23 Britain transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
  • 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