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1955 Historical Event(s)
- January 24, 1955 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 1955 – Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot “Wasp” is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.
- February 23, 1955 – First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
- April 3, 1955 – The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl against obscenity charges.
- April 15, 1955 – McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- June 11, 1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
- June 14, 1955 – Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- July 18, 1955 – The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- November 4, 1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
- December 5, 1955 – The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
Who Were Born On 1955?
- January 29, 1955 – Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
- February 6, 1955 – Bruno Stolorz, French rugby coach
- March 14, 1955 – Helen Atkinson-Wood, English actress and comedian
- March 28, 1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer and actress
- June 23, 1955 – Jordan, British actress and model
- August 9, 1955 – John E. Sweeney, American politician
- August 27, 1955 – Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
- August 31, 1955 – Anthony Thistlethwaite, musician, member of The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors
- September 17, 1955 – Scott Simpson, American golfer
- October 5, 1955 – John Alexander, English former footballer