Historical Events in 1955 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 540

  • May 17 Dutch government of Drees resigns
  • May 18 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
  • May 18 Atkinson & Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day v Aust
  • May 18 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • May 19 Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia
  • May 20 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state
  • May 21 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 21 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
  • May 21 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
  • May 25 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
  • May 26 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • May 26 Conservatives led by Anthony Eden win British parliamentary election

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May 26 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • May 27 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • May 27 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • May 28 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • May 28 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • May 28 Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria.
  • May 29 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
  • May 30 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 30 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government
  • May 30 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
  • May 31 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • May 31 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to rail strike
  • May 31 US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
  • Jun 1 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • Jun 2 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • Jun 3 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 4 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Jun 4 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)
  • Jun 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

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Jun 5 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 6 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
  • Jun 7 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 7 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 7 India premier Nehru visit USSR
  • Jun 8 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 9 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 9 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 10 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • Jun 10 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 11 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • Jun 11 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
  • Jun 11 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
  • Jun 12 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • Jun 12 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • Jun 13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • Jun 14 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Jun 15 Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
  • Jun 15 The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
  • Jun 16 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
  • Jun 18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 19 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
  • Jun 20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances

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Jun 21 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • Jun 22 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea

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Jun 23 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Jun 24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
  • Jun 24 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • Jun 25 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 26 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
  • Jun 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 27 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 27 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
  • Jun 29 Argentine state of siege ends
  • Jun 30 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jul 1 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)
  • Jul 1 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • Jul 2 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Jul 2 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • Jul 2 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 5 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work
  • Jul 7 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • Jul 8 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • Jul 9 First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • Jul 9 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • Jul 9 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

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Jul 9 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 11 Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
  • Jul 11 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
  • Jul 12 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • Jul 12 Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
  • Jul 13 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London.
  • Jul 14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • Jul 15 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 18 Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by 34 more laureates
  • Jul 16 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • Jul 17 Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Jul 17 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
  • 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

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

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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

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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
  • Sep 11 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 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
  • Sep 16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
  • 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