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Historical Events In 1955

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Oct 20   In the year 1955 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith  

Oct 20   Day-O is released by Harry Belafonte. It was later renamed to The Banana Boat Song in the year 1955.  

Oct 20   Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1955.  

Oct 21   In the year 1955 roy Minnett, cricketer (Australian all-rounder prior to WW I), dies  

Oct 22   In the year 1955 wWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Oct 23   On this day in history dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time  

Oct 26   1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published in the year 1955.  

Oct 26   Arne Eggen, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1955.  

Oct 26   On this day in history ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres  

Oct 27   Argentine peso devalued on this day in history.  

Oct 27   On this day in history clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85  

Oct 28   Egypt & Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty in the year 1955.  

Oct 29   Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours) on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht in the year 1955.  

Nov 01   Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history w H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies  

Nov 02   In the year 1955 clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus  

Nov 03   Alabama woman bruised by a meteor on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Australia takes control of the Cocos Islands on this day in history.  

Nov 04   In the year 1955 the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.  

Nov 05   On this day in history mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)  

Nov 05   In the year 1955 new Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)  

Nov 06   11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif on this day in history.  

Nov 06   In the year 1955 charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64  

Nov 07   In the year 1955 supreme Court of Balt bans segregation in public recreational areas  

Nov 07   On this day in history supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas  

Nov 09   In the year 1955 a Sikorsky HR2S helicopter, at Windsor Locks, Conn., carried a payload of 11,050 pounds to an altitude over 12,000 feet  

Nov 09   Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65  

Nov 10   On this day in history "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances  

Nov 10   A Sikorsky HR2S helicopter, at Windsor Locks, Conn., carried 13,250 pounds to over 7,000 feet on this day in history.  

Nov 11   A Sikorsky HR2S helicopter, at Windsor Locks, Conn., set a speed record of 162.7 m.p.h. over a three-kilometer course on this day in history.  

Nov 11   John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87 in the year 1955.  

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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 in the year 1955.  

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 in the year 1955.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history death of jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated  

Jan 04   In the year 1955 dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 07   In the year 1955 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   On this day in history j A Veraart, economist, dies at 68  

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

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