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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1955?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1955 Ray Kroc opens a McDonald's fast food restaurant (the company's 9th since it was founded in 1940), but Kroc later takes over the company and oversees its worldwide expansion.
  • 02 Feb 1955 First Presidential news conference on network TV - Dwight Eisenhower on ABC.
  • 04 Feb 1955 Pact of Mutual Cooperation quotBaghdad Pactquot signed.
  • 08 Feb 1955 Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him.
  • 09 Feb 1955 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL / CIO
  • 10 Feb 1955 Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy helps the Republic of China evacuate Chinese Nationalist army and residents from the Tachen Islands to Taiwan.
  • 12 Feb 1955 WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Feb 1955 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Feb 1955 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins
  • 16 Feb 1955 Nearly 100 die in a fire at a home for the elderly in Yokohama, Japan.
  • 17 Feb 1955 KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Feb 1955 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey and Iraq a defense alliance.
  • 19 Feb 1955 South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect.
  • 20 Feb 1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open.
  • 22 Feb 1955 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
  • 23 Feb 1955 First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
  • 24 Feb 1955 Silk Stockings opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
  • 26 Feb 1955 Peter Pan closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 27 Feb 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open.

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1955?
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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.

My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport

My Brother'S Keeper

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Gently used hardcover book published by Charles Scribner's Son's 1954. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 54-6300

The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso

The View From Pompey'S Head

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Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to …

The White Gate by Mary Ellen Chase

The White Gate

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Mylar cover thas protected the white dustjacket. Library jacket on feep and stamp on tp. A coming of age story upon the clean and unmarked pages.

The Healer by Frank G. Slaughter

The Healer

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A patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is tormented by the fear that he might have been careless. Only Laura, his operating room nurse, could tell him the truth.