1955 in the United Kingdom

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1955 in the United Kingdom:
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1953 | 1954 | 1955 (1955) | 1956 | 1957
Individual countries of the United Kingdom
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Sport, Television and music

Events from the year 1955 in the United Kingdom. The year is marked by changes of leadership for both principal political parties.

Incumbents

Events

Publications

Births

January–June

July–December

Deaths

References

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  4. "Express train crashes killing 14". BBC News. 23 January 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. "Britain's big freeze". BBC News. 24 February 1955. Retrieved 2009-12-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  9. "Sir Winston Churchill resigns". BBC News. 5 April 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Anthony Eden 1955". The Cabinet Papers 1915-1981. Kew: The National Archives. Retrieved 2012-01-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Fleet Street papers back after strike". BBC News. 21 April 1955. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Trophy - 1955 League Title". chelseaafc.com. Chelsea Football Club. 11 July 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  14. "Dr Salk promotes polio vaccine in UK". BBC News. 5 May 1955. Retrieved 2009-12-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "1955". The FA Cup. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "British Public Opinion Polls Predict Conservative Victory". The Palm Beach Post. Florida. 24 May 1955. Retrieved 2012-07-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "Election victory for Tories under Eden". BBC News. 27 May 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "1951 General election results summary". UK Political Info. Retrieved 2012-02-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Four Killed In Air Crash". The Times (53261). London. 1955-07-01. p. 10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  23. "Moss claims first Grand Prix victory". BBC News. 17 July 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. Contrary to his later recollection of the event. Burnett, Archie, ed. (2012). The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin. London: Faber. p. 411. ISBN 978-0-571-24006-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  28. "Britain claims Rockall". BBC News. 21 September 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  29. "New TV channel ends BBC monopoly". BBC News. 22 September 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  31. "Princess Margaret cancels wedding". BBC News. 31 October 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  32. Parkinson, C. Northcote (19 November 1955). "Parkinson's Law". The Economist. Retrieved 5 October 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  33. "Attlee steps down as Labour leader". BBC News. 7 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  34. 34.0 34.1 Boothroyd, David (2005). "Leaders of the Labour Party". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2010-11-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  35. "Ladykillers, The (1955)". screenonline.org.uk. BFI. Retrieved 2010-07-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  37. "Gaitskell elected Labour leader". BBC News. 14 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  38. "1955: Queen opens London Airport terminal". BBC News. 16 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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See also