1955


1955
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1952 1953 195419551956 1957 1958
1955 by topic:
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ArchaeologyArchitectureArtAviation – Awards – ComicsFilmLiterature (Poetry) – Meteorology – Music (Country) – Rail transportRadioScienceSpaceflightSportsTelevision
By country
AustraliaCanada – People's Republic of China – Ecuador – France – Germany – Greece – IndiaIreland – Israel – Italy – Japan – Luxembourg – Malaya – Mexico – New Zealand – Norway – Pakistan – Philippines – Singapore – South Africa– Soviet Union – UK – USA
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Births – Deaths
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Establishments – Disestablishments
Works and introductions categories
Works – Introductions
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1955 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1955
MCMLV
Ab urbe condita 2708
Armenian calendar 1404
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Assyrian calendar 6705
Bahá'í calendar 111 – 112
Bengali calendar 1362
Berber calendar 2905
British Regnal year 3 Eliz. 2 – 4 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2499
Burmese calendar 1317
Byzantine calendar 7463 – 7464
Chinese calendar 甲午年十二月初八日
(4591/4651-12-8)
— to —
乙未年十一月十八日
(4592/4652-11-18)
Coptic calendar 1671 – 1672
Ethiopian calendar 1947 – 1948
Hebrew calendar 5715 – 5716
Hindu calendars
 - Bikram Samwat 2011 – 2012
 - Shaka Samvat 1877 – 1878
 - Kali Yuga 5056 – 5057
Holocene calendar 11955
Iranian calendar 1333 – 1334
Islamic calendar 1374 – 1375
Japanese calendar Shōwa 30
(昭和30年)
Korean calendar 4288
Minguo calendar ROC 44
民國44年
Thai solar calendar 2498
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Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.

Events

January

January 22: ICBM

February

March

  • March 2Claudette Colvin (a fifteen year old African American girl) refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to a white woman after the driver demands it. She is carried off the bus backwards whilst being kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station.
  • March 5 – WBBJ-TV signs on the air in the Jackson, Tennessee, with WDXI as its initial call-letters, to expanded American commercial television in mostly-rural areas.
  • March 7 – The Broadway musical version of Peter Pan, which had opened in 1954 starring Mary Martin, is presented on television for the first time by NBC-TV with its original cast, as an installment of Producers' Showcase. It is also the first time that a stage musical is presented in its entirety on TV almost exactly as it was performed on stage. This program gains the largest viewership of a TV special up to this time, and it becomes one of the first great TV family musical classics.
  • March 17 – The Richard Riot occurs in Montreal.
  • March 19KXTV of Stockton, California, signs on the air in the United States, being the 100th commercial television station in this country.
  • March 20 – Evan Hunter's movie adaptation of the novel Blackboard Jungle premieres in the United States, featuring the famous single, Rock Around the Clock, by Bill Haley and His Comets. Teenagers jump from their seats to dance to the song.

April

May

  • May 1 – Warsaw Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance signed (Warsaw Treaty Organization) (effective June 6).
  • May 5West Germany becomes a sovereign country recognized by important Western foreign countries, such as France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
  • May 6 – WEU charter effective.
  • May 9 – West Germany joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
  • May 11Japanese National Railways' ferry Shiun Maru sinks after collision with sister ship Uko Maru in thick fog off Takamatsu, Shikoku, in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan; 166 passengers (many children) and two crew are killed. This event is influential in plans to construct the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (built 1986-98).
  • May 12– New York's Third Avenue Elevated runs its last train between Chathem Square in Manhattan and East 149th Street in the Bronx, thus ending elevated train service in Manhattan.
  • May 14 – Eight Communist Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defence treaty in Warsaw, Poland, that is called the Warsaw Pact.
  • May 15Austrian State Treaty, which restores Austria's national sovereignty, is concluded between the four occupying powers following World War II (the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union, and France) and Austria, setting it up as a neutral country.
  • May 25Joe Brown and George Band are the first to attain the summit of Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, as part of a British team led by Charles Evans.

June

July

August

September

September 30: James Dean dies in a car wreck.

October

November

December

Date unknown

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Nobel Prizes

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References


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