November 1955 calendar

November 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1955?


  • 01 Nov 1955 The bombing of United Air Lines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
  • 02 Nov 1955 Clarton-Schwerdt and Schaffer discover polio virus
  • 03 Nov 1955 1st virus crystallized
  • 04 Nov 1955 After being totally destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.
  • 05 Nov 1955 Montreal Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick
  • 06 Nov 1955 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch and Country Club - California
  • 07 Nov 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas.
  • 09 Nov 1955 New Zealand all out for 70 vs. Pakistan at Dacca
  • 10 Nov 1955 Vamp opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 12 Nov 1955 1st West German officers sworn in
  • 13 Nov 1955 Argentine General Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as President
  • 15 Nov 1955 Poland andYugoslavia sign trade agreement
  • 16 Nov 1955 Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with Cry Cry Cry
  • 18 Nov 1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for first powered flight.
  • 19 Nov 1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Nov 1955 Bo Diddley makes his television debut on Ed Sullivan's ''Toast Of The Town'' show for the CBS-TV network.
  • 21 Nov 1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Nov 1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Island in Indian Ocean to Australia.
  • 25 Nov 1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains and buses between US states
  • 26 Nov 1955 Boy Friend closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • 28 Nov 1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Nov 1955 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • 30 Nov 1955 Pipe Dream opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 01 Nov 1955 The establishment of a Military Assistance Advisory Group in South Vietnam marks the beginning of American involvement in the conflict.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Love And Marriage
  2. - Only You (And You Alone)
  3. - Burn That Candle
  4. - Sixteen Tons
  5. - Cry Me A River

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hernando's Hideaway
  2. - Rock Around The Clock
  3. - Christmas Alphabet
  4. - The Man From Laramie
  5. - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1955?

Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald

Onions In The Stew


Betty MacDonald's books have taught me much about tolerance and friendship, even though I am an adult in my 20's.

Cards Of Identity by Nigel Dennis

Cards Of Identity


Clean pages and a tight, bright book. It has the name of the former owner in small, neat writing on the front cover. There is mild wear to the covers and slight blemishes.

The House On Nauset Marsh by Wyman Richardson

The House On Nauset Marsh


Dr. Wyman Richardson was a distinguished and busy physician who practiced in Boston. He also taught at Harvard Medical School. But, here's his other life, the one that is closest to him.

The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen

The Family Of Man


The Family of Man, a photograph exhibition that was hailed as the best ever, opened in New York at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.