November 1955 in History

Events in History

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

Event of Interest

Nov 2 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

Event of Interest

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)


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 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 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 Juan Peron
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

  • Nov 25 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
  • Nov 26 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • Nov 29 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • Nov 30 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
  • Nov 30 Thriller novel "The Talented Mr Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith is published in the US

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 David Julius, American physiologist (2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for receptors for temperature and touch), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, 40th Prime Minister of Finland (2003-10), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Nov 6 Paul Romer, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, endogenous growth theory), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River), born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972-2006), born in Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Nov 15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • Nov 16 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Nov 20 Timothy Mace, British cosmonaut, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 23 Mary Landrieu, American politician (US Senator of Louisiana, 1997-2005), born in Arlington, Virgina
  • Nov 23 Steven Brust [Karl Zoltan], American sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 24 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • Nov 24 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • Nov 26 Tracy Hickman, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nov 28 Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • Nov 30 Richard Burr, American politician (Senator-R-North Carolina 2005-, Rep-R-North Carolina 1995-2005), born in Charlottesville, North Carolina

Weddings in History

William Shockley

Nov 23 Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Dale Carnegie, American writer and public speaker (How to Win Friends & Influence People), dies at 66
  • Nov 1 W H van Eemlandt [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
  • Nov 5 Charley Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations), dies at 64
  • Nov 5 Maurice Utrillo, French painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre), dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Charley Toorop [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • Nov 6 Cornelis GN de Vooys, translator, dies at 82
  • Nov 11 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • Nov 15 Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • Nov 16 Tomasz Arciszewski, 31st Prime Minister of Poland, 3rd Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile in London (1944-47), dies at 88
  • Nov 27 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74