1955 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1952 1953 195419551956 1957 1958

Events

Births

Deaths

Television

  • October 1 – The Honeymooners debuts on CBS with stars Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, and Joyce Randolph

Movies released

  • Alexander The Great
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Marty
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • To Catch a Thief
  • The Desperate Hours

Hit Songs

New Books

  • The Acceptance WorldAnthony Powell
  • AndersonvilleMacKinlay Kantor
  • Auntie Mame – Patrick Dennis
  • Bath Tangle – Georgette Heyer
  • Birdman of Alcatraz – Thomas E. Gaddis
  • Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  • The Chrysalids – John Wyndham
  • The Dragon in the Sea – Frank Herbert
  • The End of EternityIsaac Asimov
  • The Genius and the GoddessAldous Huxley
  • The Ginger Man – J. P. Donleavy
  • A Good Man is Hard to FindFlannery O'Connor
  • LolitaVladimir Nabokov
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – Brian Moore
  • The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the KingJ. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Magician's NephewC.S. Lewis
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit – Sloan Wilson
  • Marjorie MorningstarHerman Wouk
  • MoonrakerIan Fleming
  • No Time for Sergeants – Mac Hyman
  • Not As a Stranger – Morton Thompson
  • Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin
  • The October CountryRay Bradbury
  • Pedro Paramo – Juan Rulfo
  • The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  • Satan in GorayIsaac Bashevis Singer
  • Scuffy the Tugboat – Gertrude Crampton
  • Something of Value – Robert Ruark
  • That Uncertain FeelingKingsley Amis
  • The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Relato de un náufrago)Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  • Ten North Frederick – John O'Hara
  • The Tontine – Thomas B. Costain
  • The Tree of ManPatrick White
  • Tunnel in the SkyRobert A. Heinlein

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