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1955
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Gordon Pirie
Middle-distance Runner
1955
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Newcastle United
Newcastle United 3 Manchester City 1
1955
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Louison Bobet
France 1st rider to win 3 Tour de France consecutively.
The Littlest Outlaw
   was released in   
1955
Lady and the Tramp
   was released in   
1955
1955
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Juan Manuel Fangio
1955
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Tony Trabert
1955
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Louise Brough
1955
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Tony Trabert
d. Ken Rosewall 9-7 6-3 6-3
1955
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Doris Hart
1955
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Ken Rosewall
1955
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Beryl Penrose
1955
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Tony Trabert
1955
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
The Pajama Game
1955
   World Series Champions were the   
Brooklyn Dodgers
7 games v. New York Yankees. MVP: Johnny Podres
1955
   was the year   
Albert Einstein Died
Time magazine's 'Man of the Century'. Had an unusually large head. Turned down the chance to become President of Israel.
1955
   was the year   
Bill Gates Was Born
Made his money as co-founder of Microsoft, but family still not as rich as the Waltons - not John Boy et. al, but the ones behind the Wal-Mart chain.
1955
   was the year   
Rosa Parks Refused to Give up Her Bus Seat
Turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement when a black woman wouldn't move to a designated seat on the bus in Montgomery Alabama. She was fined ten dollars for her defiance.
1955
   was the year   
The Warsaw Pact Was Signed
Eastern European response to NATO. Finally finished in 1991.
1955
   champions were   
San Francisco
Olga Korbut
   was born on   
May 16, 1955
Gymnast
Michael Anthony
   was born on   
June 20, 1955
Van Halen bassist
1955
   the President was   
Giovanni Gronchi
11 May 1955 - 11 May 1962
1955
   the winner was   
Lee Meriwether
San Francisco, California
1955
   the winner was   
Halldór Laxness
Iceland, 1902-1998; "for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great epic power of Iceland"
1955
   the winner was   
Marty
Directed by Delbert Mann for United Artists
1955
   the winner was   
Peter Thomson
At St Andrews
1955
   winner of The Masters was   
Cary Middlecoff
A dentist who quit dentistry to play professional golf
1955
   the winner was   
The Unconquered
Documents the outstanding life of Helen Keller with real News Reels and stills
Mark David Chapman
   was born on   
May 10, 1955
Assassin (John Lennon)
1955
      
Kim Ilsung Introduces the Juche Ideology
1955
   the winner was   
Angela Mortimer
Defeated Dorothy Head-Knode 2-6, 7-5, 10-8
Gene Autry Gave Us Peter Cottontail in 1955
   is   
True
He actually created this character.
1955
      
Ireland Joined the United Nations
1955
      
Austrian State Treaty
Re-establishes a free, sovereign and democratic Austria.
1955
      
Simonstown Agreement
The Royal Navy surrenders its naval base at Simonstown, South Africa and transfers command of the South African Navy to the government of South Africa.
1955
      
Warsaw Pact
Alliance of Central and Eastern European communist states.
Pereira Da Silva, Manuel
   created the sculpture   
Ulysses S. Grant, 1955
1955
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Nashua
Eddie Arcaro on board -- Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons -- Belair Stud -- 1:54.60
1955
   Leroy released   
Suite of Carols for Brass Choir
Features While By My Sheep; In Dulci Jubilo: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming: I Saw Three Ships: From Heaven High I Come to You; We Three Kings of Orient are; March of the Kings.
1955
   Leroy released   
Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
Features Pastores a Belen; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella; Away in a Manger; Wassail Song.
1955
   Leroy released   
Suite of Carols for Woodwind Ensemble
Features Angels in Our Fields; O Sanctissima; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; O Come Little Children: Coventry Carol; Patapan.
1955
   winner was   
Nashua
Eddie Arcaro up, Trainer: Jim Fitzsimmons, Owner: Belair Stud -- 2:29.00
1955
   was the first publication of   
On Beyond Zebra
1955
   the winner was the   
Detroit Red Wings
1955
   was won by   
Syracuse Nationals
Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons
1955
   player of the year was   
Don Revie
Manchester City
1955
   was the year   
Albert Einstein Died
Time magazine's 'Man of the Century'. Had an unusually large head. Turned down the chance to become President of Israel.
1955
   was the year   
Rosa Parks Refused to Give up Her Bus Seat
Turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement when a black woman wouldn't move to a designated seat on the bus in Montgomery Alabama. She was fined ten dollars for her defiance.
1955
   was the year   
The Warsaw Pact Was Signed
Eastern European response to NATO. Finally finished in 1991.






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