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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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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1955?
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Beyond Desire by Pierre La Mure

Beyond Desire

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A novel based on the life of Mendelssohn-- his romances, love of music, and respect for predecessor Johann Sebastian Bach. Other famous characters in the book include Chopin and George

The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine

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The Tontine (Volume 2)

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.

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 Family Of Man by Edward Steichen

The Family Of Man

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Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.