September 1955

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The following events occurred in September 1955:

September 1, 1955 (Thursday)

September 2, 1955 (Friday)

September 3, 1955 (Saturday)

September 4, 1955 (Sunday)

  • The French tug ST Ambes capsizes and sink sin the Gironde Estuary following a collision with US ship SS Lipari, with the loss of three crew.[1]

September 5, 1955 (Monday)

September 6, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • Istanbul pogrom: Istanbul's Greek minority is the target of a government-sponsored pogrom. Organized mob attacks continue until the following day.
  • Hurricane Gladys makes landfall 140 mi (230 km) south of Brownsville as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 mph (137 km/h). Vacationers evacuate Padre Island in preparation for the storm.[3] Rainfall peaks at 17.02 in (43.2 cm) in Flour Bluff. In Oso Bay, storm surge is reported to have reached 4.5 ft (1.4 m) in height.[4] Two ships off the Texas coast are feared to have been damaged during the storm: the shrimp boat Mary Ellen, thought to have been beached on Padre Island, and the Don II, missing off Port Aransas, Texas.[5] The United States Coast Guard patrols the coast to rescue stranded people and respond to emergency calls, as well as search for the missing ships.[6]

September 7, 1955 (Wednesday)

A secondary low-pressure area forms near *Hurricane Gladys. The circulation area is known as Glasscock, after an offshore oil platform that reports 83 mph (134 km/h) winds during the storm.

September 8, 1955 (Thursday)

September 9, 1955 (Friday)

September 10, 1955 (Saturday)

  • Hurricane Ione forms in the North Atlantic. Arriving on the heels of Hurricanes Connie and Diane, it would compound problems already caused by the two earlier hurricanes.
  • Long-running US TV series Gunsmoke is broadcast for the first time, on the CBS-TV network.

September 11, 1955 (Sunday)

September 12, 1955 (Monday)

  • Martial law is declared in Turkey as a result of the demonstrations of 6–7 September.

September 13, 1955 (Tuesday)

September 14, 1955 (Wednesday)

September 15, 1955 (Thursday)

September 16, 1955 (Friday)

September 17, 1955 (Saturday)

September 18, 1955 (Sunday)

September 19, 1955 (Monday)

September 20, 1955 (Tuesday)

September 21, 1955 (Wednesday)

September 22, 1955 (Thursday)

  • Independent Commercial Television (ITV) begins broadcasting in the United Kingdom.

September 23, 1955 (Friday)

  • Kyrenia Castle Escape: Sixteen EOKA prisoners escape from Kyrenia Castle in Cyprus by climbing down sheets tied to be a rope.[11]
  • In Sumner, Mississippi, USA, an all-white jury acquits both defendants in a trial for the murder of black teenager Emmett Till, after a 67-minute deliberation; one juror says, "If we hadn't stopped to drink pop, it wouldn't have taken that long."[12] J. W. Milam later admits to shooting Till, and says he and his fellow-defendant Roy Bryant did not think that they had done anything wrong.[13]

September 24, 1955 (Saturday)

September 25, 1955 (Sunday)

September 26, 1955 (Monday)

September 27, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • Operation Sandcastle: UK cargo ship Empire Claire is scuttled with a load of 16,000 German chemical bombs at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..

September 28, 1955 (Wednesday)

September 29, 1955 (Thursday)

September 30, 1955 (Friday)

References

  1. "Telegrams in Brief" The Times (London). Tuesday, 6 September 2011. (53318), col G, p. 7.
  2. World Championship Track Cycling 2014-1893
  3. "Hurricane "Flora" Fuming Far Out At Sea; "Gladys" Causing Stir Off Mexico". The Lewiston Daily Sun. Miami, Florida. United Press International. 5 September 1955. p. 7. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Roth, David M; Hydrometrological Prediction Center. "Hurricane Gladys (1955) Rainfall Totals". Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Point Maxima. United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Flora Heading North; Gladys Perils Tampico". The Palm Beach Post. 7 September 1955. p. 10A. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Hurricane Sets Off Heavy Rains, Flood". The News and Courier. Brownsville, Texas. Associated Press. 7 September 1955. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  8. Ordet in the Danish Film Institute database (Danish)
  9. Scheina, Robert L., Latin America: A Naval History 1810-1987, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-295-6, p. 213.
  10. Scheina, Robert L., Latin America: A Naval History 1810-1987, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-295-6, p. 215.
  11. DETAINEES BREAK OUT OF PRISON: Soldiers Shot in Street The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) [Manchester (UK)] 14 Nov 1955: 1.
  12. Whitfield, Stephen (1991). A Death in the Delta: The story of Emmett Till, JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-4326-6 pp. 41–42.
  13. Whitfield, Stephen (1991). A Death in the Delta: The story of Emmett Till, JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-4326-6 p. 52.
  14. High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  15. Steven Smyth, The Yukon's Constitutional Foundations: Volume One, The Yukon Chronology (1897-1999). Clairedge Press, 1999.
  16. New Jaguar Car. The Times, Wednesday, Sep 28, 1955; pg. 4; Issue 53337.
  17. "Prince Birabongse's Yacht Wrecked" The Times (London). Saturday, 1 October 1955. (53340), col E, p. 5.
  18. Perry, George: James Dean. DK Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-4053-0525-8