Historical Events in November 1955

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

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2nd David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 3rd First virus crystallized (announced)
  • 3rd Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
  • 3rd Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
  • 3rd Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • 3rd Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • 4th 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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5th Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

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

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22nd RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 23rd British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
  • 24th 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • 25th Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
  • 25th Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres

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

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