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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1955?


Events

  • 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.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Casino

Casino

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1955?
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Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Run Silent, Run Deep

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This is a story of the silent service—the submarine crews which destroyed the Japanese merchant marine. A narrative taut with drama, told with the intimacy of a confession, it deals with two strong-headed men: their loves, their jealousies, and their …

Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann

Essays In The Public Philosophy

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Politics. First edition stated. Blue cloth covers rubbed, corners and spine ends bumped, faint glass ring on the front. Interior clean and tight, pages toned.

My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport

My Brother'S Keeper

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Gently used hardcover book published by Charles Scribner's Son's 1954. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 54-6300

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.