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1955 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1955
MCMLV
Ab urbe condita 2708
Armenian calendar 1404
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Assyrian calendar 6705
Bahá'í calendar 111–112
Balinese saka calendar 1876–1877
Bengali calendar 1362
Berber calendar 2905
British Regnal year 3  Eliz. 2   4  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2499
Burmese calendar 1317
Byzantine calendar 7463–7464
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood  Horse)
4651 or 4591
     to 
乙未年 (Wood  Goat)
4652 or 4592
Coptic calendar 1671–1672
Discordian calendar 3121
Ethiopian calendar 1947–1948
Hebrew calendar 5715–5716
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2011–2012
 - Shaka Samvat 1876–1877
 - Kali Yuga 5055–5056
Holocene calendar 11955
Igbo calendar 955–956
Iranian calendar 1333–1334
Islamic calendar 1374–1375
Japanese calendar Shōwa 30
(昭和30年)
Javanese calendar 1886–1887
Juche calendar 44
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4288
Minguo calendar ROC 44
民國44年
Nanakshahi calendar 487
Thai solar calendar 2498
Tibetan calendar 阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
2081 or 1700 or 928
     to 
阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
2082 or 1701 or 929

1955 ( MCMLV ) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium , the 55th year of the 20th century , and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Saturday is any non-leap year that begins on Saturday, 1 January, and ends on Saturday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is B. Examples include 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1983, 1994, 2005, 2011 and 2022 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2017 and 2023 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. Any common year that starts on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this common year occurs in May. Leap years starting on Friday share this characteristic.

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January

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January 7: Marian Anderson at the Met
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January 22: ICBM

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 363 days remain until the end of the year.

José Antonio Remón Cantera

Colonel José Antonio Remón Cantera was the 29th President of Panama, holding office from 1 October 1952 until his death in 1955. He belonged to the National Patriotic Coalition (CNP).

Panama Republic in Central America

Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.

February

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 325 days remain until the end of the year.

Apartheid System of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1948 until the early 1990s

Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1948 until the early 1990s. Apartheid was characterised by an authoritarian political culture based on baasskap, which encouraged state repression of Black African, Coloured, and Asian South Africans for the benefit of the nation's minority white population. The economic legacy and social effects of apartheid continue to the present day.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

March

March is the third month of the year and named after Mars in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20 or 21 marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere's March. Birthday Number the letter "M".

Jim Henson 20th-century American puppeteer

James Maury Henson was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets (1955–present) and Fraggle Rock (1983–1987); and as the director of The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986). He was born in Greenville, Mississippi and raised in Leland, Mississippi and University Park, Maryland.

Kermit the Frog Muppet character

Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character and Jim Henson's best-known creation. Introduced in 1955, Kermit serves as the straight man protagonist of numerous Muppet productions, most notably Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, as well as in other television series, films, specials, and public service announcements through the years. Henson performed Kermit until his death in 1990; Steve Whitmire performed Kermit from that time until his dismissal in 2016. Kermit is currently performed by Matt Vogel. He was also voiced by Frank Welker in Muppet Babies and occasionally in other animation projects, and is voiced by Matt Danner in the 2018 reboot of Muppet Babies.

April

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April 15: McDonald's

May

June

July

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Hillevi Rombin, Miss Universe 1955

August

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August 19: Hurricane Diane

September

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September 18: Britain annexes Rockall

October

November

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October 26: Austria free

December

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December 14: Tappan Zee Bridge opens

Date unknown

World population

Births

Births
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January

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Adriana Ocampo
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Rowan Atkinson
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J. K. Simmons
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Kevin Costner
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Simon Rattle
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Neil Bush
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Eddie Van Halen
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John Roberts
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Nicolas Sarkozy

February

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Miguel Ferrer
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Kelsey Grammer
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Steve Jobs
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Gilbert Gottfried

March

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Penn Jillette
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Nina Hagen
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Gary Sinise
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Jair Bolsonaro
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Bruce Willis
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Mariano Rajoy
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Brendan Gleeson
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Angus Young

April

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Princess Sirindhorn
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Akira Toriyama
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Michael Rooker
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Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
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Kate Mulgrew

May

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Tom Bergeron
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Rick Steves
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Big Van Vader
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Bill Paxton
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James Gosling
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Rosanne Cash
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John Hinckley Jr.
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Tommy Emmanuel

June

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Dana Carvey
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Sam Simon
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Tim Richmond
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Griffin Dunne
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Laurie Metcalf
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Michel Platini
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Isabelle Adjani
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Tim Berners-Lee

July

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Keith Whitley
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Lindsey Graham
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Jimmy Smits
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Willem Dafoe

August

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Billy Bob Thornton
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Richard Hilton
Mike Huckabee Mike Huckabee by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Mike Huckabee
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Sergey Khlebnikov

September

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Billy Blanks
John Kricfalusi JohnKricfalusi.jpg
John Kricfalusi
Edward Hibbert Edward Hibbert by David Shankbone.jpg
Edward Hibbert
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Charles Martinet
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Zucchero Fornaciari

October

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Bill Gates
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Indra Nooyi
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Kevin DuBrow
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Eduardo V. Manalo

November

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Kris Jenner
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Maria Shriver
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Roland Emmerich
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Whoopi Goldberg
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Dianne de Leeuw
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Kevin Conroy

December

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Manohar Parrikar
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Xander Berkeley
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Jane Kaczmarek

Date unknown

Deaths

Deaths
January  · February  · March  · April  · May  · June  · July  · August  · September  · October  · November  · December

January

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José Antonio Remón Cantera
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Hans Hedtoft

February

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Constantin Argetoianu

March

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Matthew Henson
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Sir Alexander Fleming

April

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Albert Einstein

May

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George Enescu

June

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Pattillo Higgins

July

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Adolfo de la Huerta

August

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William Hamilton
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Carmen Miranda
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Thomas Mann

September

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James Dean

October

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José Ortega y Gasset
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Sadako Sasaki

November

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Cy Young
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Alfréd Hajós
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Shemp Howard

December

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Honus Wagner

Nobel Prizes

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1969 Year

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1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade.

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

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