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 (UK-record)
  • 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

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Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America

Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America


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No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants


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.

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

Something Of Value


Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso

The View From Pompey'S Head


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 …

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea


In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Run Silent, Run Deep


This is a story of the silent service—the submarine crews which destroyed the Japanese merchant marine. A narrative taut with drama, told with the intimacy of a confession, it deals with two strong-headed men: their loves, their jealousies, and their …