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Historical Events For 1955

Friday, 24 March 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 on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1955 betty Ann Davies, dies at 44  

May 14   On this day in history the Warsaw Pact signed by Eastern bloc countries  

May 14   In the year 1955 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   In the year 1955 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

May 15   In the year 1955 vienna Treaty Britain, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence  

May 15   On this day in history 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  

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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   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   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   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   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 in the year 1955.  

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 in the year 1955.  

May 20   On this day in history argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state  

May 21   In the year 1955 "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 in the year 1955.  

May 25   Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla in the year 1955.  

May 25   Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall KS &most of Blackwell OK in the year 1955.  

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

May 26   Conservatives win British parliamentary election in the year 1955.  

May 26   In the year 1955 khrushchev arrives in Belgrade  

May 27   In the year 1955 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   81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1955 birth of tex Brashear, American voice actor  

Jan 03   In the year 1955 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   On this day in history birth of kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)  

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 in the year 1955.  

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

Jan 08   Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer was born in the year 1955.  

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   Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1955 gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies  

Jan 11   In the year 1955 rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72  

Jan 15   Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies in the year 1955.  

Jan 16   Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies in the year 1955.  

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 in the year 1955.  

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