July 1955 calendar

July 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1955?


  • 01 Jul 1955 69th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (63 75 61)
  • 02 Jul 1955 7th Heaven closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 05 Jul 1955 English harbor strike ends
  • 07 Jul 1955 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • 09 Jul 1955 Rock Around Clock hits #1 on Top 100 chart
  • 11 Jul 1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say In God We Trust
  • 12 Jul 1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 15 Jul 1955 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Jul 1955 Golden Horseshoe Revue 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 17 Jul 1955 Arco, Idaho becomes first US city lit by nuclear power.
  • 18 Jul 1955 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset
  • 19 Jul 1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 and becomes a floating museum
  • 21 Jul 1955 First submarine powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched - USS Seawolf.
  • 22 Jul 1955 1st VP to preside over cabinet meeting-R Nixon
  • 23 Jul 1955 New York Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 24 Jul 1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo of Government resigns in Indonesia
  • 26 Jul 1955 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook Country Club - Detroit
  • 27 Jul 1955 Bulgaria shoots down a plane heading for Israel (58 die)
  • 28 Jul 1955 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 29 Jul 1955 Smokey Burgess hits three home runs to help Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds 16-5.
  • 30 Jul 1955 Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France
  • 31 Jul 1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
  • 17 Jul 1955 Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Hummingbird
  2. - Ain't It A Shame
  3. - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
  4. - Learnin' The Blues
  5. - Unchained Melody

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Unchained Melody
  2. - Rose Marie
  3. - Dreamboat
  4. - Cool Water
  5. - Unchained Melody


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1955?

Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Run Silent, Run Deep


This is the story of the silent serviceaEUR", the submarine crews that destroyed the Japanese merchant ship. It is a narrative tale with drama and intimacy, telling the story of two strong-headed men. Their loves, their jealousies and their fates …

Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann

Essays In The Public Philosophy


Politics. First edition. The blue cloth covers are rubbed at the corners and spine ends. There is a faint glass ring on one side. Pages toned, interior clean and tight.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

Adventures In The Skin Trade by Dylan Thomas

Adventures In The Skin Trade


This story collection features a collection of stories featuring a unique and wonderful assortment of characters that only Dylan Thomas could have imagined.

The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave


The Breaking Wave, one of Nevil Shutes' most moving and psychologically compelling novels, is set in the year immediately after World War II.