October 1955 calendar

October 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1955?


  • 01 Oct 1955 Honeymooners premieres
  • 02 Oct 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents premieres
  • 03 Oct 1955 Captain Kangaroo premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • 04 Oct 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating New York Yankees in 7 (World Series #52).
  • 05 Oct 1955 Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 06 Oct 1955 LSD made illegal in US
  • 07 Oct 1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched
  • 08 Oct 1955 World's most powerful aircraft carrier, Saratoga (US), launched.
  • 09 Oct 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • 11 Oct 1955 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
  • 14 Oct 1955 ODECA secretariat inaugurated.
  • 17 Oct 1955 Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel
  • 18 Oct 1955 Track and Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete
  • 20 Oct 1955 No Time for Sergeants opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
  • 22 Oct 1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Oct 1955 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
  • 25 Oct 1955 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
  • 26 Oct 1955 1st edition of Village Voice (NYC) published
  • 27 Oct 1955 Argentine peso devalued
  • 28 Oct 1955 Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
  • 29 Oct 1955 Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week
  • 31 Oct 1955 Mgr Alfrink appointed Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 01 Oct 1955 The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is established.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Suddenly There's A Valley
  2. - The Shifting, Whispering Sands
  3. - Only You (And You Alone)
  4. - I Hear You Knocking
  5. - You Are My Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Man From Laramie
  2. - Rose Marie
  3. - Blue Star (The Medic Theme)
  4. - Cool Water
  5. - The Yellow Rose Of Texas


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1955?

Band Of Angels by Robert Penn Warren

Band Of Angels


Band of Angels was first published in 1955. It is one of the most vivid and poignant fictional accounts of Civil War era.

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 Sane Society by Erich Fromm

The Sane Society


The Sane Society is an extension and continuation of Erich Fromm's brilliant psychiatric concepts, which he first presented in Escape from Freedom. It is also, in many aspects, a solution to Freud.

The Tree Of Man by Patrick White

The Tree Of Man


Stan Parker travels alone with a horse, and only one dog to accompany him on his journeys to remote parts of the land he inherited in Australia's hills.

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit


The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit was a classic that captured the spirit of a generation. It was first published in 1955. Its title, like Fahrenheit 451 and Catch-22, has been a part America's cultural vocabulary.