February 1955 calendar

February 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1955?


  • 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.
  • 13 Feb 1955 Twenty-nine people are killed when Sabena Flight 503 crashes into Monte Terminillo near Rieti, Italy.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1955?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
  2. - Earth Angel
  3. - The Crazy Otto
  4. - How Important Can It Be?
  5. - Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Softly Softly
  2. - Give Me Your Word
  3. - Mambo Italiano
  4. - A Blossom Fell
  5. - The Finger Of Suspicion


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1955?

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

Soldier Of Fortune by Ernest Kellogg Gann

Soldier Of Fortune


With its fast pace and intense adventure, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last. The suspense builds with the addition of a beautiful, unusual love story.

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne


American du Maurier Classics fans are eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated reissue. Sunday Telegraph "Likely to rank among the best books by the author."

The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso

The View From Pompey'S Head


Sweet, peaceful -- beautiful old Pompey's Head in South Carolina. Anson Page thought that he would end his life without it. After fifteen years as a Manhattan lawyer for a large publishing company, he returns to his hometown to solve …

The Healer by Frank G. Slaughter

The Healer


When a patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is haunted by the fear of being careless. Laura, his operating-room nurse, was able to tell him the truth.