Historical Events in November 1955

  • Nov 1 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado

Historic Event

Nov 3 Argentine ex-president Juan Perón arrives in Nicaragua

  • Nov 3 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • Nov 3 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • Nov 3 First virus crystallized (announced)

Polio

Nov 3 Scientists Carlton E. Schwerdt and Fred L. Schaffer announce they have crystallized the pure polio virus, meaning they can better determine the virus' chemical and biological properties

  • Nov 5 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" by Marty McFly
  • Nov 5 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens after it was destroyed in World War II, with Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio"
  • Nov 6 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory
  • 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 James Mundy and John La Touche's musical comedy "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 60 performances
  • Nov 12 1st West German officers sworn in

Hall of Fame

Nov 12 Eddie Arcaro, Earl Sande and George Woolf inaugural inductees in (Horse) Racing 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 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, North Dakota (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 Juan Peron
  • Nov 21 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Contract of Interest

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

  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 23 Britain transfers the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean to Australia
  • Nov 24 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 25 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states

Music Premiere

Nov 25 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, composed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Boston Symphony, premieres, led by Charles Munch

  • Nov 26 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos retain Championship with 34-19 win over Montreal Alouettes
  • Nov 26 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus

Musical Finale

Nov 26 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", featuring the Broadway debut of Julie Andrews, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 483 performances

  • Nov 28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 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 29 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • Nov 30 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 245 performances
  • Nov 30 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
  • Nov 30 Thriller novel "The Talented Mr Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith is published in the US