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.

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Release year: 1955

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

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



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


Which were the most popular books released in April 1955?
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The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester

The Good Shepherd


"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd.

I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth

I'Ll Cry Tomorrow


I'll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth in collaboration with Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank. 1954 hardcover published by Frederick Fell, Inc.,

Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Bottoms Up!



Have Tux, Will Travel by Bob Hope

Have Tux, Will Travel


"If I had my life to live over again, I wouldn't have time." -- Bob Hope The legendary wit and unmistakable voice of America's favorite showman are

Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch

Why Johnny Can'T Read


The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.