April 1955 calendar

April 1955

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1955.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1955: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1955?


  • 01 Apr 1955 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Apr 1955 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright.
  • 03 Apr 1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their first triple play (3-6-2 versus Kansas City Athletics).
  • 04 Apr 1955 British government signs military treaty with Iraq.
  • 05 Apr 1955 Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 06 Apr 1955 3 for Tonight opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances
  • 09 Apr 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Apr 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
  • 11 Apr 1955 The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
  • 12 Apr 1955 1st game in Kansas City, Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
  • 13 Apr 1955 20.33 inches (51.64 cm) of rainfall in Axis, Alabama (state record).
  • 14 Apr 1955 Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
  • 15 Apr 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 Apr 1955 Burma-Japanese peace treaty, signed in Rangoon on November 5, 1954, comes into effect, formally ending a state of war between the two countries that had not existed for a long time.
  • 17 Apr 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
  • 18 Apr 1955 Ankles Aweigh opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 19 Apr 1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22.
  • 20 Apr 1955 Saint of Bleecker St closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 21 Apr 1955 Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die.
  • 22 Apr 1955 US Congress orders all US coins to bear motto "In God We Trust".
  • 23 Apr 1955 Kismet closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
  • 24 Apr 1955 Conference of Bandung against colonialism / for self determination, ends
  • 28 Apr 1955 WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Apr 1955 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages.
  • 07 Apr 1955 Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1955?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
  2. - The Breeze And I (Andalucia)
  3. - Unchained Melody
  4. - Unchained Melody
  5. - Honey-Babe

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Give Me Your Word
  2. - Stranger In Paradise
  3. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  4. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  5. - Softly Softly


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1955?

Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann

Essays In The Public Philosophy


Politics. First edition. The blue cloth covers are rubbed at the corners and spine ends. There is a faint glass ring on one side. Pages toned, interior clean and tight.

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants


One of the most popular books ever written is No Time for Sergeants. It was first published in 1954. The book has been made into a Broadway Play and several Theatrical Productions. The movie, along with a long-running television series, …

Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Bottoms Up!



Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone

Love Is Eternal


A young, politically-minded woman and an awkward lawyer married and became President and First Lady.

My Several Worlds by Pearl S. Buck

My Several Worlds


This is Pearl S. Buck's extraordinary, eventful and personal story. She was the first American woman to win Nobel Prize for Literature.