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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

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

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Science Fiction Theatre

Science Fiction Theatre

Release year: 1955

Directed by: n/a

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States of America

Stella

Stella

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Marty

Marty

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Country: United States of America

La vida no vale nada

La vida no vale nada

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Pedro Infante, Rosario Granados, Domingo Soler, Magda Guzmán

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1955?
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Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton

Good Morning, Miss Dove

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Good morning, Miss Dove by Patton Frances Gray

My Several Worlds by Pearl S. Buck

My Several Worlds

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

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

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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How to Live 365 days a Year is a classic self-help book that has sold over 1 million copies. It has been translated into 13 different languages.

The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

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It is an in-depth, minute-by-minute account on April 14, 1865. This was the tragic day that President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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This beloved classic, graceful, lucid, and lyrical by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, shares her reflections on youth, age, love, marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment. She set them down during a workshop.