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Historical Events Happened In 1955

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

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   Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

May 14   The Warsaw Pact signed by Eastern bloc countries in the year 1955.  

May 14   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean  

May 14   Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history 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   Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in 9 (San Fransisco) for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1955.  

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May 16   On this day in history james Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY  

May 16   On this day in history king Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo  

May 16   On this day in history ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown  

May 16   The birth of Debra Winger, American film actress in the year 1955.  

May 17   On this day in history alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies  

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

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

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

May 18   On this day in history atkinson & Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs Australia  

May 18   In the year 1955 mary McLeod Bethune, educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79  

May 18   On this day in history queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam  

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   On this day in history oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th  

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

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   Conservatives win British parliamentary election in the year 1955.  

May 26   Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade in the year 1955.  

May 27   Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0 in the year 1955.  

May 27   Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV in the year 1955.  

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   In the year 1955 birth of tex Brashear, American voice actor  

Jan 03   Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere) was born in the year 1955.  

Jan 03   Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats) was born in the year 1955.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1955 birth of mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)  

Jan 07   Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy) was born in the year 1955.  

Jan 08   Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy) was born in the year 1955.  

Jan 08   Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80  

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

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

Jan 15   In the year 1955 yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies  

Jan 16   Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1955 j A Veraart, economist, dies at 68  

Jan 21   Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59 in the year 1955.  

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