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Historical Events Happened In 1955

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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 on this day in history.  

May 14   US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean on this day in history.  

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

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   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   The birth of Debra Winger, American film actress on this day in history.  

May 17   Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies on this day in history.  

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   Atkinson & Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs Australia on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances  

May 26   Conservatives win British parliamentary election on this day in history.  

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   Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1955

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Tex Brashear, American voice actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)  

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

Jan 04   Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)  

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   Jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated died on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59 on this day in history.