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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1955: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1955?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1955 Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus
  • 03 Dec 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Dec 1955 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Alabama, by Rosa Parks.
  • 06 Dec 1955 New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins TV's "$64,000 Question" on boxing.
  • 08 Dec 1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB).
  • 09 Dec 1955 Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (22nd government)
  • 10 Dec 1955 The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television.
  • 14 Dec 1955 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman / wife as vicar
  • 15 Dec 1955 Jens Olsen's World Clock is started by Danish King Frederick IX and Jens Olsen's youngest grandchild Birgit.
  • 19 Dec 1955 Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes
  • 20 Dec 1955 Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 22 Dec 1955 American cytogeneticist Joe Hin Tjio discovers the correct number of human chromosomes, forty-six.
  • 24 Dec 1955 NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
  • 25 Dec 1955 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship
  • 26 Dec 1955 RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV
  • 28 Dec 1955 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0).
  • 31 Dec 1955 Vamp closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances

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Music charts

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Movies

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Devdas

Devdas

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

The Court Jester

The Court Jester

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States of America

Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Country: United States of America

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

The Man with the Golden Arm

The Man with the Golden Arm

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1955?
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Band Of Angels by Robert Penn Warren

Band Of Angels

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First published in 1955, Band of Angels is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written.

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

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Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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.

The American West by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

The American West

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This truly magnificent book recreates with a wealth of rare pictures and vivid authoritative text the tremendous epic of the American West.

The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine

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