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Historical Events Happened In 1955

Monday, 22 September 2014

May 14   On this day in history a causeway is completed across the Strait of Canso between Cape Porcupine and Balache Point, Nova Scotia. This involved a 14 mile main line diversion for the rerouting of railway traffic linking directly Cape Breton Island with the mainland. Previous movements were by car ferry across the Strait of Canso.  

May 14   On this day in history betty Ann Davies, dies at 44  

May 14   The Warsaw Pact signed by Eastern bloc countries on this day in history.  

May 14   US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean on this day in history.  

May 14   Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania in the year 1955.  

May 15   In the year 1955 building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins  

May 15   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1955.  

May 15   Vienna Treaty Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence in the year 1955.  

May 15   In the year 1955 vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence  

May 16   In the year 1955 heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in 9 (San Fransisco) for heavyweight boxing title  

May 16   James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY in the year 1955.  

May 16   In the year 1955 king Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo  

May 16   Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown in the year 1955.  

May 16   On this day in history the birth of Debra Winger, American film actress  

May 17   Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies in the year 1955.  

May 17   Dutch Government of Drees resigns on this day in history.  

May 18   28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record) in the year 1955.  

May 18   28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya NM (state record) in the year 1955.  

May 18   Atkinson & Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs Australia on this day in history.  

May 18   Mary McLeod Bethune, educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

May 18   Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia  

May 20   On this day in history argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state  

May 21   "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances in the year 1955.  

May 22   In the year 1955 oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th  

May 25   In the year 1955 series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla  

May 25   Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall KS &most of Blackwell OK on this day in history.  

May 26   "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances in the year 1955.  

May 26   In the year 1955 conservatives win British parliamentary election  

May 26   In the year 1955 khrushchev arrives in Belgrade  

May 27   In the year 1955 boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0  

May 27   On this day in history red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

May 28   81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6 on this day in history.  

May 29   On this day in history daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78  

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Famous Birthdays In 1955

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of tex Brashear, American voice actor  

Jan 03   In the year 1955 birth of cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)  

Jan 04   Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl) was born in the year 1955.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)  

Jan 08   Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer was born in the year 1955.  

Famous Deaths In 1955

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated died in the year 1955.  

Jan 04   Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1955.  

Jan 07   Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72  

Jan 15   Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies in the year 1955.  

Jan 17   On this day in history j A Veraart, economist, dies at 68  

Jan 21   Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59 on this day in history.