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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.
- April 15, 1955 – McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- April 24, 1955 – The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
- May 5, 1955 – West Germany gains full sovereignty.
- June 7, 1955 – Lux Radio Theater signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
- July 18, 1955 – The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- August 20, 1955 – In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
- August 28, 1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
- September 6, 1955 – Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
- December 24, 1955 – NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
Who Were Born On 1955?
- January 19, 1955 – Paul Rodriguez, Mexican/American actor and comedian
- February 7, 1955 – Rolf Benirschke, American football player
- April 24, 1955 – John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
- June 5, 1955 – Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
- August 12, 1955 – Terry Taylor, American professional wrestler
- November 5, 1955 – Kris Jenner, American television personality, socialite, and businesswoman
- November 23, 1955 – Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
- November 24, 1955 – Ian Botham, England test cricketer
- December 30, 1955 – Dindo Yogo, Congolese musician (d. 2000)