October 1955

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The following events occurred in October 1955:

October 1, 1955 (Saturday)

October 2, 1955 (Sunday)

October 2: ENIAC deactivated

October 3, 1955 (Monday)

October 4, 1955 (Tuesday)

October 5, 1955 (Wednesday)

October 6, 1955 (Thursday)

October 6: Citroen DS launched

October 7, 1955 (Friday)

  • Born: Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese cellist, in Paris, France

October 8, 1955 (Saturday)

October 9, 1955 (Sunday)

October 10, 1955 (Monday)

October 11, 1955 (Tuesday)

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical film Oklahoma!, the first feature photographed in the Todd-AO 70 mm widescreen process, is released in the USA.

  • British cargo ship Wallsend runs aground at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands but is refloated by 13 October.[8]

October 12, 1955 (Wednesday)

October 13, 1955 (Thursday)

October 14, 1955 (Friday)

October 15, 1955 (Saturday)

October 15: Opening of new Hamburg State Opera

October 16, 1955 (Sunday)

October 17, 1955 (Monday)

October 18, 1955 (Tuesday)

October 19, 1955 (Wednesday)

October 20, 1955 (Thursday)

WERE (AM)-Cleveland disk jockey Bill Randle is the key presenter of a concert at Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn, Ohio, featuring Pat Boone and Bill Haley & His Comets. Elvis Presley is the opening act; it is not only his first performance north of the Mason–Dixon line, but was also Elvis' first filmed performance, for a documentary on Randle titled The Pied Piper of Cleveland.

October 21, 1955 (Friday)

October 22, 1955 (Saturday)

October 23, 1955 (Sunday)

October 24, 1955 (Monday)

October 25, 1955 (Tuesday)

October 26, 1955 (Wednesday)

October 27, 1955 (Thursday)

October 28, 1955 (Friday)

  • Swedish cargo ship Karmas' runs aground at the mouth of the River Tees, Northumberland, United Kingdom; it is refloated on 10 November.[18]
  • The US ocean liner William Lykes runs aground in Table Bay, South Africa; it is refloated on 31 October.[19]
  • Born: Bill Gates, US software designer and entrepreneur, in Seattle, Washington

October 29, 1955 (Saturday)

October 30, 1955 (Sunday)

October 31, 1955 (Monday)

References

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  8. "Telegrams in Brief" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 October 1955. (53350), col G, p. 6.
  9. "Bluebird Sinks After Test Runs" The Times (London). Monday, 17 October 1955. (53353), col F, p. 8.
  10. "Actor John Hodiak Dies Of Heart Attack at 41" Schenectady Gazette, October 20, 1955, p. 29.
  11. Potts, Joseph E., "Orchestral Profile – The Pro Arte Orchestra", The Gramophone, October 1959, p. 163 (p. 33 in online version)
  12. "FORT MACQUARIE CAR-SHEDS". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 22 September 1902. p. 5. Retrieved 12 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  16. "Telegrams in Brief" The Times (London). Thursday, 27 October 1955. (53362), col G, p. 9.
  17. Marriage Act 1955
  18. "News in Brief" The Times (London). Friday, 11 November 1955. (53375), col G, p. 5.
  19. "Telegrams in Brief" The Times (London). Tuesday, 1 November 1955. (53366), col G, p. 7.
  20. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1954 ISBN 9783832956097
  21. Geoffrey B. Churchman and Tony Hurst, The Railways of New Zealand: A Journey Through History (Auckland: HarperCollins, 1991), pp. 154-9.
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  24. "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>