Historical Events For 1955
Monday, 24 April 2017
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 in the year 1955.
May 14 Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44 in the year 1955.
May 14 In the year 1955 the Warsaw Pact signed by Eastern bloc countries
May 14 US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean in the year 1955.
May 14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania in the year 1955.
May 15 Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins on this day in history.
May 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history king Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
May 16 In the year 1955 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 Dutch Government of Drees resigns in the year 1955.
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 In the year 1955 atkinson & Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs Australia
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 in the year 1955.
May 19 In the year 1955 atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia
May 20 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state on this day in history.
May 21 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1955.
May 26 In the year 1955 conservatives win British parliamentary election
May 26 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
May 29 In the year 1955 daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78