March 1955 calendar

March 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1955?


  • 01 Mar 1955 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC / NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Mar 1955 King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
  • 03 Mar 1955 Elvis Presley appears on television for the first time.
  • 05 Mar 1955 WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Mar 1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
  • 07 Mar 1955 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas and Loretta Young
  • 13 Mar 1955 Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal.
  • 14 Mar 1955 Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal.
  • 15 Mar 1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses
  • 16 Mar 1955 US President Dwight Eisenhower upholds the use of atomic weapons in case of war.
  • 17 Mar 1955 The Richard Riot occurs in Montreal.
  • 18 Mar 1955 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan.
  • 19 Mar 1955 KXTV of Stockton, California, signs on the air in the United States, being the 100th commercial television station in this country.
  • 20 Mar 1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Mar 1955 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
  • 24 Mar 1955 Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens for 694 performances
  • 26 Mar 1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the #1 record in US.
  • 27 Mar 1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours and Pajama Game win.
  • 30 Mar 1955 27th Academy Awards: On the Waterfront, Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly win.
  • 31 Mar 1955 US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington, USA closes.
  • 04 Mar 1955 An order to protect the endangered Saimaa ringed seal () was legalized.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  2. - Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
  3. - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  4. - Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)
  5. - Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Give Me Your Word
  2. - Softly Softly
  3. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  4. - A Blossom Fell
  5. - Mambo Italiano


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1955?

An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor by Bennett Cerf

An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor


An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor.

My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport

My Brother'S Keeper


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

Billions, Blunders And Baloney by Eugene W. Castle

Billions, Blunders And Baloney


Excerpt From Billions, Blunders, and Baloney - The Amazing Story of How Uncle Sam Squanders Your Money Overseas

Admiral Kimmel'S Story by Husband E. Kimmel

Admiral Kimmel'S Story


Henry Regenery Co. Hardcover

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.