Historical Events Happened In 1955
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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 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 In the year 1955 warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
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 On this day in history vienna Treaty Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence
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 on this day in history.
May 16 In the year 1955 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 In the year 1955 alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
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) on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1955 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 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances on this day in history.
May 22 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th in the year 1955.
May 25 On this day in history 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 On this day in history "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
May 26 On this day in history conservatives win British parliamentary election
May 26 In the year 1955 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 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 In the year 1955 daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78