1955 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 297 of 297

  • Sep 1 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • Sep 5 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • Sep 6 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • Sep 9 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • Sep 11 Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
  • Sep 13 Swiss inventor George de Mestral is granted a patent for what would become known as Velcro
  • Sep 14 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • Sep 16 US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories
  • Sep 17 Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game

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Sep 19 Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Sep 19 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
  • Sep 21 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • Sep 21 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 22 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
  • Sep 23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad

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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 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • Sep 26 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
  • 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 2 Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
  • 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 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 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 Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
  • Oct 20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
  • 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

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Oct 26 Ngô Đình Diệm proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as President

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • 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 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 5 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" by Marty McFly
  • 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 12 1st West German officers sworn in
  • 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 National Review publishes its first issue.
  • Nov 21 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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

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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 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • Nov 29 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • 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 4 Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 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 8 Turkish government of Menderes forms
  • 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

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Dec 24 Author Aldous Huxley takes LSD for the first time

  • Dec 26 RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV
  • Dec 31 The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.

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