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Historical Events Happened In 1955

Thursday, 24 April 2014

May 14   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 on this day in history.  

May 14   Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 15   Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

May 15   On this day in history vienna Treaty Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence  

May 15   Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence on this day in history.  

May 16   Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in 9 (San Fransisco) for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

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

May 16   King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 17   On this day in history dutch Government of Drees resigns  

May 18   On this day in history 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)  

May 18   On this day in history 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya NM (state record)  

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

May 18   On this day in history 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   Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history series of 19 twisters destroy Udall KS &most of Blackwell OK  

May 26   "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history conservatives win British parliamentary election  

May 26   On this day in history khrushchev arrives in Belgrade  

May 27   On this day in history boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0  

May 27   Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV on this day in history.  

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

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

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)  

Jan 03   Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated  

Jan 04   On this day in history dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80  

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

Jan 11   Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies  

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

Jan 17   J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59