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Historical Events Happened In 1955

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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   On this day in history 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.  

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

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

May 16   Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1955 the birth of Debra Winger, American film actress  

May 17   In the year 1955 alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies  

May 17   Dutch Government of Drees resigns in the year 1955.  

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

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

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 in the year 1955.  

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   In the year 1955 argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state  

May 21   On this day in history "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances  

May 22   Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 26   In the year 1955 conservatives win British parliamentary election  

May 26   Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade on this day in history.  

May 27   Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1955.  

May 29   Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78 in the year 1955.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1955 birth of palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)  

Jan 04   Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men) was born in the year 1955.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1955

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1955 death of jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated  

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 in the year 1955.  

Jan 11   Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72 in the year 1955.  

Jan 15   On this day in history 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   J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68 in the year 1955.  

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