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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.

But much more happened on May 1955: find out below

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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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Music charts

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Movies

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Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1955?
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My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

My Philadelphia Father

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It's an amazing story.

Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch

Why Johnny Can'T Read

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The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.

The Thorn Tree by Nelia Gardner White

The Thorn Tree

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First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Run Silent, Run Deep

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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 …