1955 Was The Year...


January 18, 1955 Kevin Costner was born

January 19, 1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premiered on CBS

January 19, 1955 President Eisenhower was the first president to have a news conference for TV

February 12, 1955 President Eisenhower sent the first US advisors to South Vietnam

February 15, 1955 First pilot plant announceed that they produced man made diamonds

March 3, 1955 Elivis Presely made his first TV appearance

March 19, 1955 (Walter) Bruce Willis was born

April 15, 1955 Ray Kroc started the fast food chain, McDonalds

April 18, 1955 Albert Einstein, developer of the relativity theory, died

April 22, 1955 Congress ordered all US coins to say, "In God We Trust"

May 5, 1955 Us performed nuclear test at Nevada test site

May 14, 1955 Us performed nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean

May 31, 1955 Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all deliberate speed"

June 19, 1955 Mickey Mantel hit his career home run, number 100

June 23, 1955 Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" was released

June 27, 1955 First automobile seat belt legislation enacted in Illinois

July 2, 1955 The "Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on ABC

July 17, 1955 The theme park, Disneyland, first opened its gates

August 12, 1955 President Eisenhower raised minimum wage from $0.75 to $1.00 an hour

August 20, 1955 The first airplane exceeded 1800 miles per hour

September 24, 1955 President Eisenhower had a heart attack while vacationing in Denver

September 26, 1955 The New York Stock Exchange had the worst price decline since 1929

September 30, 1955 James Dean was killed in an automobile crash

October 3, 1955 The "Mickey Mouse Club" first premiered

October 3, 1955 The Soviet battle ship "Novorossiisk" striked a World War II mine in the Baltic Sea

November 3, 1955 The first virus was crystallized

November 7, 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore banned segregation in public recreational areas

November 29, 1955 The comedian Howie Mandel was born

December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus

December 19, 1955 Carl Perkins recorded "Blue Suede Shoes"

December 29, 1955 Barbara Streisand first recorded "You'll Never Know" at the age of thirteen

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