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

But much more happened on August 1955: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1955?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1955 Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
  • 03 Aug 1955 Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)
  • 04 Aug 1955 Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
  • 05 Aug 1955 After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games
  • 07 Aug 1955 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
  • 08 Aug 1955 Fidel Castro forms July 26th Movement
  • 11 Aug 1955 Indonesia government of Harahap forms
  • 12 Aug 1955 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
  • 15 Aug 1955 WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins
  • 16 Aug 1955 Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor.
  • 17 Aug 1955 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 and doing $1.8 billion damage.
  • 18 Aug 1955 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
  • 19 Aug 1955 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • 20 Aug 1955 First airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph) - HA Hanes, Palmdale, California, USA.
  • 22 Aug 1955 Eleven schoolchildren are killed when their school bus is hit by a freight train in Spring City, Tennessee.
  • 23 Aug 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
  • 25 Aug 1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 27 Aug 1955 Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
  • 28 Aug 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • 31 Aug 1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)

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Music charts

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Movies

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States of America

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States of America

Kokoro

Kokoro

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Kon Ichikawa

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Mihashi, Shôji Yasui

The Naked Street

The Naked Street

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft, Peter Graves

Country: United States of America

Books

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No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants

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No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald

Onions In The Stew

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Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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The Dinner Party

My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

My Philadelphia Father

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It's an amazing story.

Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A. by Richard Stoddard Aldrich

Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A.

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Gertrude Lawrence, as Mrs. Q, by her husband, Richard Stoddard Aldrich, Greystone, 1954, LCCC# 54-11970. 414 pages. NF/VG.