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1955 Historical Event(s)
- January 2, 1955 – Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated
- January 24, 1955 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 1955 – The EOKA rebellion against The British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification (“enosis”) with Greece.
- April 11, 1955 – The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
- April 15, 1955 – McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- April 19, 1955 – The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
- July 17, 1955 – Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
- October 26, 1955 – Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
- November 1, 1955 – The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
- December 31, 1955 – The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.
Who Were Born On 1955?
- March 6, 1955 – Alberta Watson, Canadian actress
- May 9, 1955 – Anne Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
- August 24, 1955 – Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
- August 31, 1955 – Gary Webb, American journalist (d. 2004)
- September 21, 1955 – Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
- September 24, 1955 – Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
- October 5, 1955 – Jean-Jacques Lafon, French singer-songwriter
- October 12, 1955 – Brigitte Lahaie, French talk show host and actress
- October 21, 1955 – Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
- October 29, 1955 – Kevin DuBrow, American singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)