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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1955?


Events

  • 01 May 1955 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament.
  • 02 May 1955 Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
  • 05 May 1955 Damn Yankees opens at 46th Steet Theater in New York City for 1022 performances.
  • 06 May 1955 West Germany joins NATO
  • 07 May 1955 West Europe Union established.
  • 09 May 1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO.
  • 11 May 1955 Israel attacks Gaza.
  • 12 May 1955 Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0)
  • 14 May 1955 US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean.
  • 15 May 1955 Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again
  • 16 May 1955 King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • 17 May 1955 Dutch Government of Drees resigns.
  • 18 May 1955 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • 19 May 1955 Atkinson and Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt West Indies versus Australia.
  • 20 May 1955 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state.
  • 21 May 1955 House of Flowers closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 22 May 1955 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
  • 23 May 1955 Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
  • 25 May 1955 First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Joe Brown and George Band.
  • 26 May 1955 7th Heaven opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 27 May 1955 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28 May 1955 Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 128.213 mph.
  • 29 May 1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns.
  • 30 May 1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 31 May 1955 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike.

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Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Country: United States of America

La vida no vale nada

La vida no vale nada

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Pedro Infante, Rosario Granados, Domingo Soler, Magda Guzmán

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States of America

Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Country: United States of America

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Train Of Powder by Rebecca West

A Train Of Powder

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Like most all of Rebecca West's reportage, A Train of Powder approaches great literature. Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger

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From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A. by Richard Stoddard Aldrich

Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A.

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Gertrude Lawrence, as Mrs. Q, by her husband, Richard Stoddard Aldrich, Greystone, 1954, LCCC# 54-11970. 414 pages. NF/VG.

The Thorn Tree by Nelia Gardner White

The Thorn Tree

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First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

The Vows Of The Peacock by Alice Walworth Graham

The Vows Of The Peacock

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Dedicated and signed by author on half title page