September 1955 calendar

September 1955

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1955?


  • 01 Sep 1955 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • 02 Sep 1955 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Sep 1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Sep 1955 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • 06 Sep 1955 Catch a Star opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 08 Sep 1955 Disneyland welcomes its one millionth visitor.
  • 09 Sep 1955 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • 10 Sep 1955 Gunsmoke premieres on CBS TV
  • 11 Sep 1955 69th US Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward
  • 12 Sep 1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Sep 1955 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts
  • 15 Sep 1955 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins
  • 16 Sep 1955 Bauer and Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • 17 Sep 1955 Ankles Aweigh closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 18 Sep 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
  • 19 Sep 1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
  • 20 Sep 1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
  • 21 Sep 1955 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • 22 Sep 1955 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England
  • 23 Sep 1955 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 24 Sep 1955 Catch a Star closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 25 Sep 1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 26 Sep 1955 New York Stock Exchange suffers worst stock prices decline since 1929.
  • 28 Sep 1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep 1955 Sergeant Preston, debuts on CBS
  • 30 Sep 1955 Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.
  • 06 Sep 1955 Istanbul's Greek, Jewish, and Armenian minorities are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens are killed in ensuing riots.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Moments To Remember
  2. - The Shifting, Whispering Sands Part 1 & 2
  3. - The Shifting, Whispering Sands
  4. - Only You (And You Alone)
  5. - Suddenly There's A Valley

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Rose Marie
  2. - The Man From Laramie
  3. - Learnin' The Blues
  4. - Cool Water
  5. - Blue Star (The Medic Theme)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1955?

Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Grandfather Stories


Book by Samuel Hopkins, Adams

Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch

Why Johnny Can'T Read


The U.S. Department of Education recommends this classic book on phonics. This book contains complete instructions and materials for teaching children how to read at home.

The Desert And The Stars by Flora Armitage

The Desert And The Stars


Hardcover. Biography.

Nine Rivers From Jordan by Denis Johnston

Nine Rivers From Jordan


Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Pages are crisp, clean, and unmarked. Binding is strong, hinges tight. Dust Jackets are worn at the edges, creased, and covered in mylar.

The Genius And The Goddess by Aldous Huxley

The Genius And The Goddess


Aldous Huxley's Brave New World author lost a novella. Now back in print in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics book, The Genius and the Goddess tells the story of a