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Historical Events In 1955

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Oct 20   "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Day-O is released by Harry Belafonte. It was later renamed to The Banana Boat Song on this day in history.  

Oct 20   On this day in history eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51  

Oct 21   Roy Minnett, cricketer (Australian all-rounder prior to WW I), dies on this day in history.  

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

Oct 23   Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time on this day in history.  

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   Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres in the year 1955.  

Oct 27   Argentine peso devalued on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 29   In the year 1955 belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)  

Oct 30   Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman in the year 1955.  

Oct 31   On this day in history mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht  

Nov 01   Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado in the year 1955.  

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

Nov 02   Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus in the year 1955.  

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

Nov 03   Australia takes control of the Cocos Islands in the year 1955.  

Nov 04   The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds) on this day in history.  

Nov 05   On this day in history new Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)  

Nov 06   11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif in the year 1955.  

Nov 06   Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64 in the year 1955.  

Nov 07   Supreme Court of Balt bans segregation in public recreational areas in the year 1955.  

Nov 07   Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history 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 in the year 1955.  

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

Nov 10   "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances in the year 1955.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 11   Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72 in the year 1955.  

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

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

Jan 17   On this day in history j A Veraart, economist, dies at 68  

Jan 21   In the year 1955 maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59  

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