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Historical Events In 1955

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

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

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

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

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

Oct 26   On this day in history 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 27   In the year 1955 argentine peso devalued  

Oct 27   Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85 in the year 1955.  

Oct 28   In the year 1955 egypt & Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty  

Oct 29   On this day in history belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)  

Oct 30   In the year 1955 imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman  

Oct 31   In the year 1955 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   In the year 1955 w H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies  

Nov 02   On this day in history clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus  

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

Nov 03   In the year 1955 australia takes control of the Cocos Islands  

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

Nov 05   In the year 1955 mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)  

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

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

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

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

Nov 09   In the year 1955 michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in NYC  

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   In the year 1955 a Sikorsky HR2S helicopter, at Windsor Locks, Conn., set a speed record of 162.7 m.p.h. over a three-kilometer course  

Nov 11   On this day in history john Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87  

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Famous Birthdays In 1955

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1955.  

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   In the year 1955 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   Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1955.  

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

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   In the year 1955 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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