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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

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

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

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Room

Room

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Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

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Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Books

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Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh

Officers And Gentlemen

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This is the second volume in the 'Sword of Honor' trilogy. The other volumes in this trilogy include: 'Men at Arms' and 'The End of the Battle'.

Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch

Why Johnny Can'T Read

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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.

The House On Nauset Marsh by Wyman Richardson

The House On Nauset Marsh

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Dr. Wyman Richardson lived the life of a busy, and distinguished, physician, practicing in Boston and teaching at the Harvard Medical School, but here is recorded his other lifethe one closest

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.