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1955


Jan
6
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson is born (1955)Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés

18
Birthday of Frankie KnucklesAmerican DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles is bornTop 10 Superstar EDM DJs and Producers of All Time

26
Birthday of Eddie Van HalenBirthday of Eddie Van Halen (1955)Top 10 Van Halen Songs
Van Halen: History of the Hard Rock Band
Top 10 Band Guitarists
Top 10 Hard Rock Guitar Riffs
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s
Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)

27
Release: Rebel Without a Cause is releasedRebel Without a Cause is released (1955)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies

Feb
10
Birthday of Greg NormanBirthday of Greg Norman (1955)Top 10 Greatest Sports Nicknames

19
Birthday of Jeff DanielsBirthday of Jeff Daniels (1955)Top 10 Movie Idiots

21
Birthday of Kelsey GrammerBirthday of Kelsey Grammer (1955)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)

24
Birthday of Steve JobsBirthday of Steve Jobs (1955)The History of Apple and Steve Jobs: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad
Top 10 Successful Founder Spokespeople

Mar
11
Death of Alexander FlemingDeath of Alexander Fleming (1955)Top 10 Greatest Inventions of All Time

19
Birthday of Bruce WillisBirthday of actor Bruce Willis (1955)The Career of Action Star Bruce Willis: From Die Hard to Looper
Top 10 Die Hard Movie Moments
Top 10 Bruce Willis Performances
Top 10 Actors Who Swear the Most
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Actors Who Crashed As Musicians
Top 10 Celebrity Commercials from Before They Were Stars

28
Birthday of Reba McEntireBirthday of Reba McEntire (1955)Top 10 Female Country Music Stars

31
Birthday of Angus YoungBirthday of Angus Young [AC DC] (1955)AC DC: History of the Hard Rock Band
Top 10 AC/DC Songs
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s
Top 10 Signature Rock Moves

Apr
5
Winston Churchill resigns as PM of UKWinston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health (1955)Sir Winston Churchill Biography: British Prime Minister's Life

12
The polio vaccine is declared safe and effective The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective (1955)Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

15
First McDonalds restaurant opensThe first McDonalds opened as a franchised restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois (1955)Top 10 Product Commercial Jingles
Top 10 Iconic American Businesses
Recipe for Our Version of a Big Mac Burger

15
McDonald's Corporation is foundedMcDonald's Corporation is founded in Des Plaines, Illinois by Ray Kroc (1955)Top 10 Fast Food Mascots

18
Death of Albert EinsteinDeath: Albert Einstein (1955)Albert Einstein: Life and Career
Top 10 Nerd Icons
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

May
9
Muppets' Sam and Friends debuts"Sam and Friends" debuts [Muppets] (1955)History of The Muppets

18
Release: Kiss Me DeadlyThe film Kiss Me Deadly is released (1955)Top 10 Film Noirs

30
Topper Headon of The Clash is bornTopper Headon, drummer of The Clash, is bornThe History of The Clash

Jun
2
Birthday of Dana CarveyBirthday of Dana Carvey (1955)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time

8
Birthday of Tim Berners-LeeBirthday of Tim Berners-Lee (1955)Top 10 Greatest Inventions of All Time

11
Death of Pierre LeveghDeath of Pierre Levegh (1955)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

21
Birthday of Michel PlatiniBirthday of Michel Platini (1955).Top 10 Football Players

22
Release: Release of Lady and the TrampRelease of Lady and the Tramp (1955)Top 10 Animated Dogs in Movies and TV

23
Birthday of the Misfits' Glenn DanzigMisfits' founder Glenn Danzig is bornTop 10 Punk Bands

26
Mick Jones of The Clash is bornMick Jones, guitarist of The Clash, is bornThe History of The Clash

Jul
17
The first Disneyland theme park opens to the public The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public (1955)The Walt Disney Company: From Mickey Mouse to The Lion King

26
Release: The Night of the HunterThe film The Night of the Hunter is released (1955)Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film

Aug
2
Birthday of Butch VigGarbage producer and drummer Butch Vig is born (1955)Interview with Garbage on 'Not Your Kind of People'

Sep
3
Birthday of Steve Jones.Birthday of Steve Jones, guitarist for the Sex Pistols (1955).History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious

30
Death of James DeanDeath of actor James Dean (1955)James Dean: Biography of a Rebel Without A Cause
Top 10 Posthumous Movie Performances
Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

Oct
1
Debut of The HoneymoonersThe TV series The Honeymooners airs its first episode (1955)Top 10 Classic Golden Age Sitcoms
Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

3
The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC (1955)The History of Mickey Mouse

10
Birthday of David Lee RothBirthday of David Lee Roth [Van Halen] (1954)Top 10 Frontmen in Rock
Top 10 In-Band Feuds

27
Release: Rebel Without a Cause is releasedRebel Without a Cause is released (1955)Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters
Top 10 Movies of the 1950s

28
Birthday of Bill GatesBirthday of Bill Gates (1955)Top 10 Nerd Icons
Microsoft History: Windows, Office, IE and Xbox 360
Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World

Nov
1
Debut of the comic book superhero The Martian Manhunter.The Martian Manhunter makes his debut in the short story "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel" within Detective Comics Vol.01 #225.Superhero Origins: The Martian Manhunter

1
The Vietnam War beginsThe Vietnam War begins (1955)Top 10 Bloodiest Wars of the Last Century
Top 10 Armies of All Time

5
Birthday of Kris Jennerhttp://www.WatchMojo.com takes a look inside the Kardashian/Jenner household to learn more about what they do and who they are.Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian

13
Birthday of Whoopi Goldberg Birthday of Whoopi Goldberg (1955)Whoopi Goldberg's Career: From Sister Act to The View

27
Birthday of Bill NyeBirthday of Bill Nye (1955)Top 10 Nerd Icons

Dec
1
Seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white manAmerican Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)History of the Civil Rights Movement

10
The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television (1955)The History of Mickey Mouse

15
Birthday of Paul Simonon of The ClashPaul Simonon, bassist of The Clash, is born (1955)The History of The Clash

28
Birthday of Liu XiaoboBirthday of Birthday of Liu Xiaobo (1955)Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners