Historical Events in 1955 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 539 of 539

  • Sep 21 USSR performs nuclear test

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 21 Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Sep 22 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!
  • Sep 22 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
  • Sep 23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • Sep 23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • Sep 24 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

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Sep 24 US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 24 Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season
  • Sep 25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • Sep 25 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Sep 25 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • Sep 26 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
  • Sep 28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • Sep 28 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia

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Sep 29 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Oct 1 "Honeymooners" premieres
  • Oct 1 Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
  • Oct 1 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres on CBS television in the US
  • Oct 2 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 2 Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
  • Oct 2 WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
  • Oct 3 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • Oct 3 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
  • Oct 3 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
  • Oct 3 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • Oct 3 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 3 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • Oct 4 Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
  • Oct 7 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

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Oct 7 Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Oct 8 World's most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, launched
  • Oct 9 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • Oct 11 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
  • Oct 11 Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
  • Oct 13 1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris
  • Oct 17 Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel

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Oct 18 Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Oct 18 University of California discovers anti-proton
  • Oct 20 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
  • Oct 20 Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
  • Oct 20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan

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Oct 20 Publication of "The Return of the King", the 3rd and final volume of "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Oct 22 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
  • Oct 25 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
  • Oct 25 Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates
  • Oct 25 Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
  • Oct 26 First edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
  • Oct 26 British troops occupy Saudi Arabian oil field at Boeraimi
  • Oct 26 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
  • Oct 27 Argentine peso devalued
  • Oct 27 Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
  • Oct 28 Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign defense treaty
  • Oct 29 Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
  • Oct 29 Emile Zatopek runs world record 15 mile (1:14:01) & 25,000m (1:16:36)
  • Oct 30 Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman
  • Oct 30 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
  • Oct 31 Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht
  • 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

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Dec 1 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a 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.