August 1955

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The following events occurred in August 1955:

August 1, 1955 (Monday)

August 2, 1955 (Tuesday)

August 3, 1955 (Wednesday)

August 4, 1955 (Thursday)

August 5, 1955 (Friday)

  • Died: Carmen Miranda, 46, Portuguese Brazilian singer and actress (pre-eclampsia)[3]

August 6, 1955 (Saturday)

August 7, 1955 (Sunday)

  • The French département of Bône is created out of the eastern extremity of the former département of Constantine in Algeria.

August 8, 1955 (Monday)

August 9, 1955 (Tuesday)

August 10, 1955 (Wednesday)

August 11, 1955 (Thursday)

August 12, 1955 (Friday)

August 13, 1955 (Saturday)

August 14, 1955 (Sunday)

August 15, 1955 (Monday)

August 16, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • A new world record glider speed of 67.304km/h over a triangular course of 200km is set by Edward Makula, the first of seven world records Makula would hold in the course of his career.[12]

August 17, 1955 (Wednesday)

August 18, 1955 (Thursday)

  • The First Sudanese Civil War begins.
  • First meeting of the Organization of Central American States (Organización de Estados Centroamericanos, ODECA), in Antigua Guatemala.

August 19, 1955 (Friday)

  • Hurricane Diane hits the northeastern United States, killing over 200 people, and causing over $1.0 billion in damage.

August 20, 1955 (Saturday)

August 21, 1955 (Sunday)

August 22, 1955 (Monday)

August 23, 1955 (Tuesday)

August 24, 1955 (Wednesday)

August 25, 1955 (Thursday)

  • In China, the Sufan movement issues its "Directive on the thorough purge and cleansing of hidden counter-revolutionaries"
  • The last Soviet Army occupation forces leave Austria.

August 26, 1955 (Friday)

  • Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali is released in Calcutta, India, receiving a poor initial response but quickly attracting audiences to become a classic of Indian cinama.[14]

August 27, 1955 (Saturday)

August 28, 1955 (Sunday)

August 29, 1955 (Monday)

August 30, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • Grodno Zoo, in Belarus, receives its first Asian elephant, from Vietnam.[18]

August 31, 1955 (Wednesday)

References

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  2. "Actress Dies After Making Video Film". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 6 August 1955. Retrieved 4 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2006; COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc.
  4. Paxman, Jon (2014). Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology. London: Omnibus. ISBN 978-1-84449-773-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Division of Stirling - Australian Electoral Commission
  6. Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  7. Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  8. "Twelve Drown When Schooner Capsizes" The Times (London). Monday, 15 August 1955. (53299), col C, p. 5.
  9. David Longshore (2008). Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition. Facts on File, Inc. p. 105. Retrieved 2013-01-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Past Commanders". navy.lk. Retrieved 17 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Sri Lanka Navy: Diamond Jubilee celebrations". navy.lk. Retrieved 7 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. FAI: records by Edward Makula - accessed 2008-01-11
  13. Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9, p. 352.
  14. Robinson, Andrew (1989). Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-06946-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. *Davis Cup Official Site
  16. Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 89.
  17. "CCCF Championship 1955 (Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug 14-28)". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Website of Grodno Zoo
  19. Logan, Willy, "Death of a Quiet Birdman," Aviation History, September 2010, p. 21.
  20. Klapouchy, B. (2005). "Hudson and Manhattan Railroad: Operating History". Retrieved 2005-08-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>