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Historical Events In 1955

Monday, 16 May 2022

Aug 20   On this day in history first airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca  

Aug 20   In the year 1955 hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria  

Aug 25   Last Soviet forces leave Austria in the year 1955.  

Aug 26   1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup) in the year 1955.  

Aug 27   In the year 1955 "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published  

Aug 27   In the year 1955 joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies  

Aug 28   1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history emmett Till, kidnapped & lynched at 14, in Money Mississippi  

Aug 31   On this day in history 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

Aug 31   The birth of Ed Moses, American track athlete in the year 1955.  

Aug 31   In the year 1955 the first microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

Aug 31   In the year 1955 the first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill  

Sep 01   Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61 in the year 1955.  

Sep 02   On this day in history kCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting  

Sep 02   On this day in history rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60  

Sep 05   Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician on this day in history.  

Sep 07   On this day in history earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81  

Sep 07   On this day in history yankees Whitey Ford is 5th to throw consecutive 1-hitters, beats A's  

Sep 08   John de Young, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Sep 10   On this day in history "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV  

Sep 10   "Gunsmoke" premiers on CBS TV in the year 1955.  

Sep 10   In the year 1955 robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70  

Sep 10   The western series Gunsmoke debuts on CBS-TV for the first of 20 seasons (whew!) in the year 1955.  

Sep 12   In the year 1955 gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86  

Sep 12   In the year 1955 kNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting  

Sep 14   F C Weiskopf, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 14   Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245) in the year 1955.  

Sep 16   Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81 in the year 1955.  

Sep 19   Argentine president Juan Peron, resigns & flees in the year 1955.  

Sep 19   Juan Peron, president of Argentina since 1946, was deposed and exiled in a military coup, in the year 1955.  

Sep 21   Last allied occupying troops leave Austria on this day in history.  

Sep 22   On this day in history (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England  

Sep 22   Commercial TV begins in England 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   Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In 1955

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history death of jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated  

Jan 04   Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72  

Jan 15   In the year 1955 yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies  

Jan 16   On this day in history jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies  

Jan 17   J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59  

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