On This Day

September 1955 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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

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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 the Caribbean
  • Sep 23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 23 All white jury finds Roy Brant and John William Milam not guilty of the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Sumner, Mississippi, in landmark case that would help inspire civil rights movement in the US

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till

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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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • Sep 4 Brian Schweitzer, American politician (Governor of Montana, 2005–13), born in Havre, Montana
  • Sep 6 Carl E. Walz, American NASA astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Efim Zelmanov, Russian-American mathematician, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Sep 10 Giannina Facio Franco, Mrs Phillipe Junot, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Sep 15 Mac Sweeney, American politician (Rep-R-TX, 1985-89), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Sep 15 Željka Antunović, Croatian politician, 1st female Minister of Defence, born in Virovitica, Yugoslavia
  • Sep 15 Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer and (Diesel), born in Brugine, Italy
  • Sep 16 Liz Knights, English publisher (Victor Gollancz), born in Hayes Common, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 17 Mike Parson, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2018-), born in Wheatland, Missouri
  • Sep 20 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament, born in Coventry, England
  • Sep 21 Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Sep 21 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • Sep 22 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA (2013-18), born in North Bergen, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician and businessman, Born in Trieste, Italy
  • Sep 27 Thelma Aldana, Guatemalan judge and 11th Guatemalan Attorney General, born in Gualán, Zacapa
  • Sep 28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • Sep 29 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Ernst Rabel, Austrian-American lawyer, human rights activist, and author (The Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Study), dies at 81
  • Sep 8 Johannes de Young, Dutch cardinal and archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • Sep 14 Franz Carl Weiskopf, German Czech writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 16 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
  • Sep 19 John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • Sep 21 Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, dies at 84
  • Sep 27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • Sep 30 Arnold Struycken, Dutch lawyer, dies at 55