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Historical Events In 1955

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Aug 20   First airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca in the year 1955.  

Aug 20   Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria on this day in history.  

Aug 25   Last Soviet forces leave Austria on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 27   On this day in history joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies  

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

Aug 28   In the year 1955 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   The first microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   The first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill on this day in history.  

Sep 01   On this day in history philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61  

Sep 02   In the year 1955 kCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting  

Sep 02   Rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history fred Kaps becomes world champion magician  

Sep 07   Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81 in the year 1955.  

Sep 07   Yankees Whitey Ford is 5th to throw consecutive 1-hitters, beats A's in the year 1955.  

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

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

Sep 10   "Gunsmoke" premiers on CBS TV on this day in history.  

Sep 10   On this day in history robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70  

Sep 10   On this day in history the western series Gunsmoke debuts on CBS-TV for the first of 20 seasons (whew!).  

Sep 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1955.  

Sep 14   Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245) on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st in the year 1955.  

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

Sep 19   On this day in history argentine president Juan Peron, resigns & flees  

Sep 19   Juan Peron, president of Argentina since 1946, was deposed and exiled in a military coup, on this day in history.  

Sep 21   On this day in history last allied occupying troops leave Austria  

Sep 22   (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England in the year 1955.  

Sep 22   On this day in history commercial TV begins in England  

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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   In the year 1955 birth of palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)  

Jan 04   Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men) was born in the year 1955.  

Jan 04   In the year 1955 birth of mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)  

Jan 08   Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1955 death of jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated  

Jan 04   Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1955.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1955.  

Jan 21   Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59 in the year 1955.  

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