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AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
Adnan Menderes (1899 – 17 September 1961) or Ali Adnan Ertekin Menderes was the Turkish Prime Minister between 1950–1960.
Adrienne King (born July 21, 1960) is an American actress and artist.
Adrienne Monnier (26 April 1892 – 19 June 1955) was a French bookseller, writer, and publisher, and an influential figure in the modernist writing scene in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest federation of unions in the United States.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan is a pop singer, a "foreign television personality" (gaijin tarento), a Doctor of Philosophy, a professor at Japanese universities, an essayist, and a novelist.
is a Japanese actress and voice actress working with Ken Production.
The is a suspension bridge, which links the city of Kobe on the Japanese mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island.
is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer.
is a former Japanese football player.
is a Japanese manga and game artist.
Al Tantay (born January 1, 1956) is a Filipino film actor, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin.
Alain Marie Pascal Prost (born 24 February 1955) is a retired French racing driver.
Alan James Gow (born 23 June 1955) is the Series Director and Administrator of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), Chairman of Motor Sports Association (MSA) and President of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) Touring Car Commission.
Alan Myers (1955 – June 24, 2013) was an American rock drummer whose music career spanned more than 30 years.
Albania (Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).
Faith Susan Alberta Watson (March 6, 1955 – March 21, 2015), better known as Alberta Watson, was a Canadian film and television actress.
Alberto Ascari (13 July 1918 – 26 May 1955) was an Italian racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion.
Alessandro Altobelli (born 28 November 1955 in Sonnino, Latina) is a former professional Italian footballer, who played as a forward, and who won the 1982 World Cup with Italy.
Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist.
Brigadier General Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie & Bar, PC (6 July 1872 – 2 May 1955) was a British Army officer who served as the tenth Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1936 to 1945.
Alexander Stuart is a British-born, Los Angeles-based novelist and screenwriter.
Alexandrina Maria da Costa (30 March 1904 – 13 October 1955), also known as Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar, was a Portuguese mystic and victim soul, member of the Association of Salesian Cooperators, who was born and died in Balazar (a rural parish of Póvoa de Varzim).
Alexandros Papagos (Αλέξανδρος Παπάγος; 9 December 1883 – 4 October 1955) was a Greek Army officer who led the Hellenic Army in World War II and the later stages of the Greek Civil War.
Alfréd Hajós (1 February 1878 – 12 November 1955) was a Hungarian swimmer and architect.
Vice-Admiral Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, VC (17 September 1881 – 27 December 1955) was a Royal Navy officer who was selected by his fellow officers and men to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was hosted and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965.
Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
Alhaj Moulana Peer Ghousavi Shah (Persian/Urdu:الحاج حضرت مولانا غوثوی شاه.) (4 November 1955) is a Muslim Sufi Mystic Teacher, Writer and Columnist said to be famous as a great humanist in south India.
Alice Joyce (October 1, 1890 – October 9, 1955) was an American actress, who appeared in more than 200 films during the 1910s and 1920s.
Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955) is a former Australian international cricketer.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Aloysius Arabao Iyomogo Edrick Amwano (also called Ali Amwano; b. 21 June 1955) is a Nauruan politician.
Alta Alice Miner Bates (December 11, 1879 – November 30, 1955) was an American nurse anesthetist and the founder of the hospital now known as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
Alvin Martin Slaughter (born July 17, 1955) is an American gospel musician, worship leader, singer-songwriter.
Amelia Anne Kyambadde is a Ugandan politician.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was a national federation of labor unions in the United States founded in Columbus, Ohio, in December 1886 by an alliance of craft unions disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor union.
Anaheim (pronounced) is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Andrea Bruce (born 10 July 1955) is a Jamaican athlete.
Andreas Gursky (born 15 January 1955) is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
Herman Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American executive, film producer, director and actor.
Andreas Maria Maximilian Freiherr von Mauchenheim genannt Bechtolsheim (born 30 September 1955), known as Andy Bechtolsheim, is a German electrical engineer, entrepreneur, investor, and self-made billionaire.
Andrew Howard "Andy" Pask (born 13 May 1955 in Islington, London) is an English musician and composer, best known as bass player for the band Landscape, and for writing the theme to the TV show The Bill.
Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and only remaining original member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano.
Anne, Princess Royal, (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950) is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (29 November 1874 – 13 December 1955), known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography.
Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then a relatively brief term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957.
Antigua Guatemala, commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua, is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches.
Anwar Wagdy (أنور وجدى) (11 October 1904 - 14 May 1955) was an Egyptian actor, writer, director and producer.
Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.
Apisai Ielemia (born 19 August 1955) is a Tuvaluan politician.
An apostolic vicariate is a form of territorial jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church centered in missionary regions and countries where a diocese has not yet been established.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.
Charles Archibald "Archie" Hahn (September 14, 1880 – January 21, 1955) was an American track athlete and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century.
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States.
The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), also known as the South Vietnamese army (SVA), were the ground forces of the South Vietnamese military from its inception in 1955 until the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
Artur da Silva Bernardes (8 August 1875 – 23 March 1955) was a Brazilian politician who served as 12th President of Brazil during the First Brazilian Republic.
Arthur Honegger (10 March 1892 – 27 November 1955) was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris.
Asashio Tarō IV (born 9 December 1955 as Suehiro Nagaoka) is a former sumo wrestler from Muroto, Kochi, Japan.
Asif Ali Zardari (آصف علی زرداری; آصف علي زرداري; born 26 July 1955) is a Pakistani politician and the former co-chairperson of Pakistan People's Party.
The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.
It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the June solstice).
August Samuel Duesenberg (December 12, 1879 – January 18, 1955) was a German-American automobile pioneer manufacturer.
Augusto Turati (16 April 1888 – 27 August 1955) was an Italian journalist and Fascist politician.
, formerly, is a Japanese doomsday cult founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984.
Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 December 1955.
Federal elections were held in Australia on 2 December 1972.
The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.
The Australian Labor Party split of 1955 was a split within the Australian Labor Party along ethnocultural lines and about the position towards communism.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
The Austrian State Treaty (German) or Austrian Independence Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state.
Avraham "Avram" Grant (אברהם "אברם" גרנט; born 6 May 1955) is an Israeli football manager who currently serves as Manager for Indian Super League club NorthEast United FC.
Željka Antunović (born 15 September 1955) is a former Croatian centre-left politician and the deputy president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the largest opposition party in Croatia.
Željko Burić (born 15 July 1955) is a Croatian politician and doctor.
The Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), originally known as the Baghdad Pact or the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO), was formed in 1955 by Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
A ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target.
Bandung (Sundanese:, Bandung, formerly Dutch: Bandoeng), is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia and Greater Bandung made up of 2 municipalities and 38 districts, making it Indonesia's 2nd largest metropolitan area with over 8.5 millions inhabitants listed in the 2015 Badan Pusat Statistik data.
The first large-scale Asian–African or Afro–Asian Conference—also known as the Bandung Conference (Konferensi Asia-Afrika)—was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, which took place on April 18–24, 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Barbara Kay Olson (née Bracher; December 27, 1955 September 11, 2001) was an American lawyer and conservative television commentator who worked for CNN, Fox News Channel, and several other outlets.
Bart Denton Ehrman (born October 5, 1955) is an American New Testament scholar focusing on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the development of early Christianity.
The Battle of Yijiangshan Islands was a conflict between forces of the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) of the Republic of China and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China, over one of the last strongholds of Nationalist (ROC) forces near mainland China on the Yijiangshan Islands.
Béla Tarr (born 21 July 1955) is a Hungarian film director.
Beatrice Chase (5 July 1874 – 3 July 1955) was the pen name for a British writer known during the first half of the 20th century for her Dartmoor-based novels.
Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893.
Bernd Fasching (born 18 July 1955 in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian painter and sculptor.
Betsy May Randle (born June 24, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her role as Amy Matthews on Boy Meets World which lasted seven seasons.
Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or simply Vader, was an American professional wrestler and professional football player.
William Clyde "Bill" Elliott (born October 8, 1955), also known as Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, or Million Dollar Bill, is a retired NASCAR driver.
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981.
William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.
William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director.
Bill Randle (March 14, 1923 – July 9, 2004) was an American disc jockey, lawyer and university professor.
William John Vukovich Sr. (December 13, 1918 – May 30, 1955) was an American automobile racing driver.
Billy Wayne Blanks (born September 1, 1955) is an American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program.
Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician.
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.
Björn Johan Andrésen (born 26 January 1955) is a Swedish actor and musician.
Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inter-racial inner-city school, based on the novel The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter and adapted for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks. It is remembered for its innovative use of rock and roll in its soundtrack and for the unusual breakout role of a black cast member, future Oscar winner and star Sidney Poitier as a rebellious, yet musically talented student. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll.
Robert "Bob" Beatty (born June 7, 1955) is the head football coach for the Trinity Shamrocks, a high school American football team located at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky.
Robert DeWayne Papenbrook (September 18, 1955 – March 17, 2006) was an American actor and voice actor.
Robert Ernie "Babo" Castillo Jr. (April 18, 1955 – June 30, 2014) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Bolland & Bolland are two Dutch music producers and brothers, Rob Bolland (born on 17 April 1955) and Ferdi Bolland (born on 5 August 1956).
Bradley Ernest Davis (born December 17, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the bulk of his National Basketball Association career with the Dallas Mavericks.
Brad Diller (June 27, 1955 – present), is an American cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been self-syndicated and featured in newspapers across the United States.
Brendan Gleeson (born March 29, 1955) is an Irish actor and film director.
Brendan O'Carroll (born 15 September 1955) is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director, best known for portraying foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown on stage, and in the BBC and RTÉ television sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys.
Brooklyn High School is a public high school located in Brooklyn, Ohio.
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Bruce Altman (born July 3, 1955 in The Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor.
Bruce Douglas Foxton (born 1 September 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
Bruce Reitherman (born September 15, 1955) is an American filmmaker and former child actor.
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer.
Bruno Barreto (born March 16, 1955) is a Brazilian film director.
Bruno Conti (born 13 March 1955 in Nettuno, Rome) is an Italian football manager and former player.
Bruno Tonioli (born 25 November 1955) is an Italian choreographer, dancer, and TV personality.
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson (30 July 1909 – 9 March 1993) was a British naval historian and author of some 60 books, the most famous of which was his best-seller Parkinson's Law (1957), in which Parkinson advanced Parkinson's law, stating that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion",Parkinson, Cyril Northcote.
A cable-stayed bridge has one or more towers (or pylons), from which cables support the bridge deck.
Caleb Carr (born August 2, 1955, New York City) is an American military historian and author.
Calouste Gulbenkian (Western Գալուստ Կիւլպէնկեան; 23 March 1869 – 20 July 1955) was a businessman and philanthropist of British nationality and Armenian origin.
Cambodia (កម្ពុជា, or Kampuchea:, Cambodge), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, prĕəh riəciənaacak kampuciə,; Royaume du Cambodge), is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.
Carlos Enrique Trinidad Gómez (18 March 1955 – 9 May 2018) was a Roman Catholic bishop.
Carlyle Blackwell (January 20, 1884 – June 17, 1955) was an American silent film actor, director and producer.
Carmen Miranda GCIH, OMC, born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955), was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Dame Carol Ann Duffy HonFBA HonFRSE (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright.
Caroline Loeb (born 5 October 1955 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French actress, radio host, singer, and director.
Catherine T. Hunt (born June 29, 1955) is an American chemist.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting.
Ali Mehmet Celâl Şengör (born 24 March 1955) is a Turkish geologist.
The Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, or SICA) has been the economic and political organization of Central American states since February 1, 1993.
Chalmers Edward "Spanky" Alford (May 22, 1955 – March 24, 2008) was an American three-time Grammy-winning jazz guitarist.
Charles H. V. Christie (April 13, 1880 – October 1, 1955) was a motion picture studio owner.
Sir Robert Charles Evans M.D., DSc, (19 October 1918 – 5 December 1995), was a British mountaineer, surgeon, and educator.
Charles Andre Martinet (born September 17, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor.
General Charles Pelot Summerall (March 4, 1867 – May 14, 1955) was a senior United States Army officer.
Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy (born 9 February 1955) is a television, theatre, and film actor.
Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Chau Tu Giang (born July 2, 1955 in Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-born American professional poker player of Chinese descent, who is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a three-time final tablist of the World Poker Tour with over $3 million in live tournament winnings alone.
Chen Daoming (born 26 April 1955) is a Chinese actor who has starred in various genres of film and television series.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Chief Justice of the United States is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of the United States and thus the head of the United States federal court system, which functions as the judicial branch of the nation's federal government.
Victor Daniels (April 12, 1899 – December 1, 1955), known professionally as Chief Thundercloud, was an American character actor in Westerns.
Chiharu Matsuyama (松山千春, born December 16, 1955) is a Japanese folk singer and songwriter.
Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name Chiranjeevi, is an Indian film actor and politician.
(June 1, 1955 – July 31, 2016), born, was a Japanese champion sumo wrestler and the 58th yokozuna of the sport.
Choi Kyoung-hwan (born June 22, 1955) is a member of the National Assembly of South Korea in the Hannara Party.
Cholame is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA.
Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.
Christopher Adams (10 February 1955 – 7 October 2001), best known as "Gentleman" Chris Adams, was an English professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer, and judoka.
Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster.
Chris Burnett (born Christopher LeRoy Burnett on November 2, 1955) is an American saxophone player, composer, veteran of US military jazz bands and band leader.
Christopher Curtis Nyman (born June 6, 1955 in Pomona, California) is a retired Major League Baseball first baseman.
Christian Estrosi (born 1 July 1955) is a French sportsman and politician.
Christopher Paget Mayhew, Baron Mayhew (12 June 1915 – 7 January 1997) was a British politician who was a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 to 1950 and from 1951 to 1974, when he left the Labour Party to join the Liberals.
Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955) is an American actor.
A chromosome (from Ancient Greek: χρωμόσωμα, chromosoma, chroma means colour, soma means body) is a DNA molecule with part or all of the genetic material (genome) of an organism.
Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr. (born December 24, 1955) is an American actor, college professor, and author who has been featured in movies, television and regional theatre since 1980.
Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement.
Claus Kleber (born 2 September 1955 in Reutlingen) is a German journalist and former lawyer.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Vice Admiral Clifton Albert Frederick ("Ziggy") Sprague (January 8, 1896 – April 11, 1955) was a World War II-era officer in the United States Navy.
Clinton Bennett (born 7 October 1955) is a British American scholar of religions and participant in interfaith dialogue specialising in the study of Islam and Muslim-non-Muslim encounter.
The Coalition (or Liberal–National Coalition) is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics.
The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Colm Tóibín (born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.
The Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3).
María de la Concepción Jesusa Basilisa Rodríguez-Espina y García-Tagle, short form Concha Espina (15 April 1869 or 1877 or 1 April 1879 or 15 April 1879 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain – 19 May 1955 in Madrid, Spain), was a Spanish writer.
The Congress Alliance was an anti-apartheid political coalition formed in South Africa in the 1950s.
The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was a federation of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the United States and Canada from 1935 to 1955.
The Congress of the People was a gathering held in Kliptown on 26 June 1955 to lay out the vision of the South African people.
Connie Sellecca (born Concetta Sellecchia May 25, 1955) is an American actress, producer, and former model, best known for her roles on the television series Flying High, The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1987.
Constance Collier (22 January 1878 – 25 April 1955) was an English stage and film actress and acting coach.
Constantin Argetoianu (– 6 February 1955) was a Romanian politician, one of the best-known personalities of interwar Greater Romania, who served as the Prime Minister between 28 September and 23 November 1939.
Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871July 23, 1955) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Corey Gregg Weinberg (born August 3, 1955), known professionally as Corey Burton, is an American voice actor known as the current voice of Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook and many other characters for numerous Disney projects, Brainiac in the DC animated universe, several central characters (Count Dooku, Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt) for numerous Star Wars projects and Spike Witwicky and Shockwave in the Transformers universe.
Coronary thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel of the heart.
Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.
Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.
Cyprien Ntaryamira (6 March 1955 – 6 April 1994) was President of Burundi from 5 February 1994 until his death while he was on Juvénal Habyarimana's plane that was shot down.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
The Dachen Islands, Tachen Islands or Tachens are a group of islands off the coast of Taizhou, Zhejiang, China, in the East China Sea.
Dale Harbison Carnegie (spelled Carnagey until c. 1922; November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
Dale Jonathan Winton (22 May 1955 – 18 April 2018) was an English radio DJ and television presenter.
Daniel Milton Newhouse (born July 10, 1955) is an American politician from Washington, where he served as director of the Washington Department of Agriculture and is a former member of the Washington House of Representatives.
Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, who is most widely known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1986–1993) and for starring as Garth Algar in the Wayne's World films.
Daniel Henry Arndt (born March 26, 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey left wing.
Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey.
Darrell Clayton Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist.
Daryl Easton (August 13, 1955 – February 24, 2017), known professionally as Daryl and born Daryl Martinez, was an American magician based in Las Vegas.
David Harold "Dave" Hoover (May 14, 1955 – September 4, 2011) was an American comic book artist and animator, most notable for his art on DC Comics' The Wanderers and Starman and Marvel Comics' Captain America.
Dave Winer (born May 2, 1955 in Queens, New York City) is an American software developer, entrepreneur, and writer who resides in New York City.
David Anthony Kennedy (June 15, 1955 – April 25, 1984) was the fourth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel.
David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political consultant and analyst, best known for being the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.
David Broza (דויד ברוזה; born September 4, 1955) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and activist.
David Carl Turnley (born June 22, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, nytimes.com, retrieved February 20, 2014Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, Seymour Topping: Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Oryx Press, 1998) is an American photographer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two World Press Photos of the Year, and the Robert Capa Award for Courage.
David William Hookes (3 May 1955 – 19 January 2004) was a South Australian and Australian cricketer, broadcaster and coach of the Victorian cricket team.
David Francis Somerville Learner (born 23 August 1955 in Hammersmith, London) is a British actor who is best known for playing Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Pickle in the CITV adventure game show Knightmare.
Debra Lynn Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress.
In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is usually the shortest day of the year and is sometimes regarded as the first day of winter.
It is known by a collection of names including: Saint Sylvester's Day, New Year's Eve or Old Years Day/Night, as the following day is New Year's Day.
Daniel "Dee" Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor.
The Democratic Party (Turkish: Demokrat Parti, DP for short) was a Turkish moderately right-wing political party, and the country's third legal opposition party, after the Liberal Republican Party (Serbest Cumhuriyet Fırkası) established by Ali Fethi Okyar in 1930, and the National Development Party (Milli Kalkınma Partisi) established by Nuri Demirağ in 1945.
The Democratic Labor Party (DLP) was an Australian political party.
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.
Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
Detlef Ultsch (born November 7, 1955) is a former East German judoka.
The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit, Michigan.
The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit.
Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.
Diamond is a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure.
Diana Elizabeth Scarwid (born August 27, 1955) is an American actress.
Dianne Margaret de Leeuw (born 19 November 1955) is a Dutch former competitive figure skater.
Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir (pronounced) (born 8 August 1955), better known as Diddú (pronounced), is an Icelandic soprano and songwriter.
Didier Etumba Longila (born July 15, 1955, Basankusu, Equateur province, Belgian Congo) is an Army General born the 15th of July 1955, and Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the DRC since the 17th of November 2008.
Diego Abatantuono (born 20 May 1955) is an Italian cinema and theatre actor, and screenwriter.
Dimitrios E. Maximos (Δημήτριος Μάξιμος; 6 July 1873 – 17 October 1955) was a Greek banker and politician.
A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955.
The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division.
Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican–American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in the early–1970s in The Bronx, New York City.
Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Mena'em El-Fayed (عماد الدين محمد أنور شاكر عبدالسيد الفايد), better known as Dodi Fayed (15 April 1955 – 31 August 1997), was the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed El Fayed.
Dominique Pinon (born 4 March 1955) is a French actor.
Donald Allan Ashby (March 8, 1955 – May 30, 1981) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played six seasons in the National Hockey League from 1975–76 until 1980–81.
Donatella Francesca Versace (born 2 May 1955) is an Italian fashion designer and current vice president of the Versace Group, as well as its chief designer.
Doris Dörrie (born 26 May 1955) is a German film director, producer and author.
Douglas Arlo Ose (born June 27, 1955) is a former California congressman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing California's 3rd Congressional District.
Douglas Lee Williams (born August 9, 1955) is a former American football quarterback and former head coach of the Grambling State Tigers football team.
The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958.
Dwayne Keith Murphy (born March 18, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career playing for the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints.
Ebiet G. Ade (born Abid Ghoffar Aboe Dja’far; 21 April 1954) is an Indonesian singer and songwriter.
An ecclesiastical province is one of the basic forms of jurisdiction in Christian Churches with traditional hierarchical structure, including Western Christianity and Eastern Christianity.
Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.
Edwin "Eddie" Jobson (born 28 April 1955) is an English keyboardist and violinist noted for his use of synthesizers.
Edward Montgomery Jordan (born January 29, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player and the assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
Eduardo Villanueva Manalo (born October 31, 1955 in Quezon City, Philippines) is the eldest son of the late Eraño G. Manalo, and the incumbent Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).
Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics.
Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov (Ефи́м Исаа́кович Зе́льманов; born 7 September 1955 in Khabarovsk) is a Russian-American mathematician, known for his work on combinatorial problems in nonassociative algebra and group theory, including his solution of the restricted Burnside problem.
El Al Flight 402 was an international passenger flight from London to Tel Aviv via Vienna and Istanbul.
Elizabeth Harrison (February 21, 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 25, 1955 in New York City) was the third of three surviving children of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, and the only child of his second wife, Mary Scott Lord Dimmick.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Emily J. Yoffe (born October 15, 1955) is a journalist and contributing editor for The Atlantic.
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family's grocery store.
Engelbert Zaschka (September 1, 1895 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany – June 26, 1955 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany) was a German chief engineer, chief designer and inventor.
EOKA (ΕΟΚΑ) was a Greek Cypriot nationalist guerrilla organisation that fought a campaign for the end of British rule in Cyprus, for the island's self-determination and for eventual union with Greece.
Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer.
, now known by her married name, (born October 29, 1955 in Okayama City, Japan as) is a Japanese actress who appeared in several Japanese martial arts films of the 1970s and 1980s.
For superstitious reasons, when the Romans began to intercalate to bring their calendar into line with the solar year, they chose not to place their extra month of Mercedonius after February but within it.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).
Fei Yu-ching (born 17 July 1955), birth name Chang Yen-ting, is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter and the younger brother of television personality Chang Fei.
Olufemi "Femi" Pedro (born 29 January 1955, in Lagos) was the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria from 2003 until 2007.
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
The First Sudanese Civil War (also known as the Anyanya Rebellion or Anyanya I, after the name of the rebels, a term in the Madi language which means 'snake venom') was a conflict from 1955 to 1972 between the northern part of Sudan and the southern Sudan region that demanded representation and more regional autonomy. Half a million people died over the 17 years of war, which may be divided into three stages: initial guerrilla war, Anyanya, and South Sudan Liberation Movement. However, the agreement that ended the First Sudanese Civil War's fighting in 1972 failed to completely dispel the tensions that had originally caused it, leading to a reigniting of the north-south conflict during the Second Sudanese Civil War, which lasted from 1983 to 2005. The period between 1955 and 2005 is thus sometimes considered to be a single conflict with an eleven-year ceasefire that separates two violent phases.
Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders (February 23, 1955 – October 25, 2015) was an American basketball player and coach.
Florence Easton (25 October 1882 – 13 August 1955) was a popular English dramatic soprano in the early 20th century.
Floyd Franklin Bannister (born June 10, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
Frances Clara Cleveland Preston (July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was married to the President of the United States Grover Cleveland and was the First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897.
Franco Uncini (born 9 March 1955) is an Italian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion.
Frankie Warren Knuckles Jr. (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), was an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
Eric Fred Norris (born Fred Leo Nukis; July 9, 1955) is an American radio personality and the longest-tenured staff member of The Howard Stern Show, aside from Stern himself.
The Free State of Prussia (Freistaat Preußen) was a German state formed after the abolition of the Kingdom of Prussia in the aftermath of the First World War.
The Freedom Charter was the statement of core principles of the South African Congress Alliance, which consisted of the African National Congress (ANC) and its allies - the South African Indian Congress, the South African Congress of Democrats and the Coloured People's Congress.
Freenode, formerly known as Open Projects Network, is an IRC network used to discuss peer-directed projects.
French Canadians (also referred to as Franco-Canadians or Canadiens; Canadien(ne)s français(es)) are an ethnic group who trace their ancestry to French colonists who settled in Canada from the 17th century onward.
is a Japanese voice actress and essayist who is best known for voicing Lum Invader in the anime series Urusei Yatsura.
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Գարեգին Տէր-Յարութիւնեան) better known by his nom de guerre Garegin Nzhdeh (Գարեգին Նժդեհ) (1 January 1886 – 21 December 1955) was an Armenian statesman and military strategist.
Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director and musician.
Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa (born 22 July 1955) is a second term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Lagos State.
Gedde Watanabe (born Gary Watanabe, June 26, 1955) is an American actor and comedian.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
George Maxwell Alagiah (born 22 November 1955) is a British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter.
George Christopher Band OBE (2 February 1929 – 26 August 2011) was an English mountaineer.
George Enescu (19 August 1881 – 4 May 1955), known in France as Georges Enesco, was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher.
George Platt Lynes (April 15, 1907 – December 6, 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer who worked in the 1930s and 1940s.
, better known by the stage name, is a Japanese comedian, TV personality, singer-songwriter, and essayist.
Gerhardus Christian "Gerrie" Coetzee (born 8 April 1955) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1974 to 1986, and in 1993 and 1997.
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki (born Ioanna Daskalaki, 12 December 1955) is a Greek businesswoman.
Gilbert Fagnitz Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor.
Gilbert Laird Jessop (19 May 1874 – 11 May 1955) was an English cricket player, often reckoned to have been the fastest run-scorer cricket has ever known.
Gillian Taylforth (born 14 August 1955) is an English actress.
Gish Jen, born Lillian Jen August 12, 1955, is a contemporary American writer and speaker.
Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Allen Anzalone; June 23, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey.
Glenne Aimee Headly (March 13, 1955 – June 8, 2017) was an American actress.
Glynis Barber (born Glynis van der Riet; 25 October 1955) is a South African actress.
Go West are an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox and rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Gordon John Brand (born 6 August 1955) is an English professional golfer.
Gordon Liu (Lau Ka-fai, birth name Xian Jinxi; born August 22, 1951) is a Chinese martial arts film actor and martial artist.
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The post of Governor-General of Korea served as the chief administrator of Korea while it was held as Chōsen (Korea) from 1910 to 1945.
Grace Hartman (January 7, 1907 – August 8, 1955) was an American stage and musical theatre actress.
Grace Hightower De Niro (born April 7, 1955) is an American philanthropist, socialite, actress, and singer.
Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955) is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gregory Walter "Gregg" Jarrett (born April 7, 1955) is an American news anchor and commentator and attorney.
Gregory Snegoff (born June 22, 1955) is an American voice actor, writer and dialogue director who frequently works on English-language anime-dubs.
Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955) is an American actor, film producer, and film director.
Groton is a town in New London County, Connecticut located on the Thames River.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897).
Guillermo Dávila (born 18 March 1955, in Bailadores) is a Venezuelan actor and singer who has acted in many telenovelas.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda (or Swami Chidvilasananda), born as Malti Shetty, is the current spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path.
Herbert Vere Evatt, (30 April 1894 – 2 November 1965), usually known as H. V. Evatt or Bert Evatt, and often as "Doc" Evatt on account of his Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree, was an Australian judge, lawyer, parliamentarian and writer. Evatt was a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1930 to 1940; Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs from 1941 to 1949; the third President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1948 to 1949, when he helped to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Leader of the Australian Labor Party (and Leader of the Opposition) from 1951 to 1960; and Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1960 to 1962.
Hal March (born Harold Mendelson; April 22, 1920 – January 19, 1970) was an American comedian and actor.
Halldór Kiljan Laxness (born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer.
Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck.
Hans Hedtoft Hansen (21 April 1903 – 29 January 1955) was Prime Minister of Denmark from 13 November 1947 to 30 October 1950 as the leader of the Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft I and again from 30 September 1953 to 29 January 1955 as the leader of the Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft II.
Hans Werner Olm (Born Hans Olm, 1 February 1955 in Bochum) is a German television and film comedian.
Hazel O'Connor (born 16 May 1955) is a British singer-songwriter and actress.
Hendrik Nikolaas Theodoor "Heintje" Simons, later known as Hein Simons, (born 12 August 1955, Bleijerheide, a section of Kerkrade, Netherlands), is a Dutch singer and actor.
Helge Schneider (born 30 August 1955 in Mülheim an der Ruhr) is a German comedian, jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist, author, film and theatre director, and actor.
Helmuth Weidling (2 November 1891 – 17 November 1955) was a German general during World War II.
Henri (Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume,; born 16 April 1955) is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, reigning since 7 October 2000.
Henry Lee Summer (born Henry Lee Swartz; July 5, 1955) is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer from Brazil, Indiana, best known for his hit singles "I Wish I Had A Girl" and "Hey Baby".
Sir Herbert James Stanley, GCMG KStJ (25 July 1872 – 5 June 1955) was a leading British administrator, who served at different times as Governor of Northern Rhodesia, Ceylon and Southern Rhodesia.
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, (9 November 1885 – 8 December 1955) was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher.
was a Japanese singer and television celebrity most famous for singing the Japanese version of the Village People's hit song "Y.M.C.A.", called "Young Man".
Hillevi Rombin Schine (September 14, 1933 – June 19, 1996) was a Swedish actress and beauty queen who was crowned as Miss Sweden and is the fourth winner of Miss Universe in 1955.
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
Hiromi Ōta (太田 裕美 Ōta Hiromi, born on January 20, 1955 in Kasukabe, Saitama Saitama Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese female singer.
is a Japanese singer, part of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
, better known by his stage name, is a Japanese actor, voice actor and director.
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner (February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955), sometimes referred to as "Hans" Wagner, was an American baseball shortstop who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1897 to 1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter.
Howard Norman "Howie" Epstein (July 21, 1955 – February 23, 2003) was an American musician best known as a bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, and television host.
The Hudson River is a river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.
Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell (6 July 1903 – 15 August 1982) was a Swedish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate in medicine.
Humphry Fortescue Osmond (1 July 1917 – 6 February 2004) was an English psychiatrist who expatriated to Canada, then moved to work in the United States.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
Hurricane Diane was the costliest Atlantic hurricane of its time.
Hurricane Hilda was a strong Category 3 hurricane that was the second in a succession of three hurricanes to strike near Tampico, Mexico.
Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE (born 24 November 1955) is an English former cricketer and current cricket commentator.
Ian Alexander Greig (born 8 December 1955) is a former professional cricketer, who played in two tests for England in 1982.
Ib Christian Albert von Cotta Schønberg (23 October 1902 – 24 September 1955) was a Danish film actor, and is considered one of the leading actors of Danish film in the 20th century.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
Icehouse are an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in Sydney in 1977.
Iglesia ni Cristo (abbreviated as INC English: Church of Christ) is an international church that originated in the Philippines.
Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid (Zara Maxamed Cabdulmajiid, ايمان محمد عبد المجيد; born 25 July 1955), mononymously known as Iman ("faith" in Arabic), is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.
Imre Nagy (7 June 1896 – 16 June 1958) was a Hungarian communist politician who was appointed Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic on two occasions.
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born 28 October 1955) is an Indian American business executive and the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.
An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).
Interlingua (ISO 639 language codes ia, ina) is an Italic international auxiliary language (IAL), developed between 1937 and 1951 by the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA).
The International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (abbreviated IFBDO in English, and FIODS in French and Spanish), is an international organization whose main stated aim is self-sufficiency of the member states in blood proceeding from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors, as well as harmonization of the security standards for blood donation and inspection processes.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
Ira Hamilton Hayes (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.
Irinej Dobrijević (Иринеј Добријевић, Irenaeus Dobrijević; United States, Cleveland 6 February 1955) is a Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand.
The IRT Third Avenue Line, commonly known as the Third Avenue El and the Bronx El, was an elevated railway in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City.
Ira "Iry" LeJeune (October 28, 1928Cajun Music a Reflection of the People – October 8, 1955) was one of the best selling and most popular Cajun musicians in the mid to late 1940s into the early 1950s.
Isabelle Yasmina Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer.
Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.
The Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Istanbul riots or September events (Septemvriana, "Events of September";, "Events of September 6–7"), were organized mob attacks directed primarily at Istanbul's Greek minority on 6–7 September 1955.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
Ivor Arthur Davies, AM (born 22 May 1955), known professionally as Iva Davies, is an Australian singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American character actor and voice actor.
Jaana E. Saarinen (born 22 June 1955 in Helsinki) is a Finnish actress.
John Scott Morris (born May 16, 1955) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher.
Jackson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee.
Jair Messias Bolsonaro (born 21 March 1955) is a Brazilian politician and former military officer.
Jakie Quartz (born Jacqueline Cuchet, 31 July 1955) is a French singer.
James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was an American novelist, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic.
James Benjamin Martel is a physician, surgeon and scientist.
James Batcheller Sumner (November 19, 1887 – August 12, 1955) was an American chemist.
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor.
James Arthur Gosling, OC (born May 19, 1955) is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the founder and lead designer behind the Java programming language.
James Risen (born April 27, 1955) is an American journalist for The Intercept.
Jane Frances Kaczmarek (born December 21, 1955) is an American actress.
Janet Arceo (born Janett Arceo Maldonado on September 30, 1955 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress, TV presenter, announcer, director and businesswoman.
Janet Michell Ellis MBE (born 16 September 1955) is an English television presenter, actress and writer, who is best known for presenting the BBC children's television programmes Blue Peter and Jigsaw between 1979 and 1987.
Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 16, 1955)As per Dickinson in NNDB at gives February 15, 1955, noting, "Although Dickinson has maintained in several interviews and her autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty that she was born in 1955, other sources give it as 1953 or 1954.
Janice Long (née Chegwin; born 5 April 1955) is an English radio broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio.
Janina Buzūnaitė-Žukaitienė (born July 17, 1955 in Daugai, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian painter, poet, creator of accessories and metal sculptures.
January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius.
Perihelion, the point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.
, abbreviated or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.
Jay Ilagan (March 6, 1955– February 3, 1992) was a Filipino actor.
John Barrett "Jay" McInerney, Jr. (born January 13, 1955) is an American novelist.
Jay Wesley Osmond (born March 2, 1955) is a member of the Osmond family of performers.
Jean Amadou Tigana (born 23 June 1955) is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and one goal for the France national football team during the 1980s.
Jean-Jacques Lafon (born October 5, 1955) is a French singer-songwriter (one-hit wonder) and painter.
Jean-Pierre Mader is a French singer-songwriter and producer (born June 21, 1955 in Toulouse).
Jeffrey Warren Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions and on television, for which he has won an Emmy Award and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.
Jeffrey Koons (born January 21, 1955) is an American artist known for working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.
Jeremy Black MBE (born 30 October 1955) is a British historian and a Professor of History at the University of Exeter.
Jerry Ross (born Jerold Rosenberg; March 9, 1926 – November 11, 1955) was an American lyricist and composer whose works with Richard Adler for the musical theater include The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, winners of Tony Awards in 1955 and 1956, respectively, in both the "Best Musical" and "Best Composer and Lyricist" categories.
Jigme Singye Wangchuck (-->born 11 November 1955) is the former King of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 until his abdication in favour of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in 2006.
James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets.
James Jackson Bullock (born February 9, 1955), sometimes credited as Jm J. Bullock, is an American actor and comedian of stage, television and motion pictures.
James Edwin Tracy (born December 31, 1955) is a former professional baseball manager and player.
Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor.
was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army and Governor-General of Korea between 1936 and 1942.
is a Japanese former boxer and current yakuza Watanabe, who fought only in Japan and South Korea, was one of the first World Super flyweight champions, as the division was relatively new when he was crowned.
Álvaro José Arroyo González (also known as Joe Arroyo or El Joe; 1 November 1955 – 26 July 2011) was a Colombian salsa and tropical music singer, composer and songwriter.
Joseph Brown, usually Joe Brown, CBE (born 26 September 1930) is an English climber, born the seventh and last child of a family in Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Joe Doherty (born 20 January 1955) is a former volunteer in the Belfast Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) who escaped during his 1981 trial for killing a member of the Special Air Service (SAS) in 1980.
Joe Hin Tjio (2 November 1919 – 27 November 2001), was an Indonesian-born American cytogeneticist.
Johannes Baader (June 22, 1875 – January 15, 1955), originally trained as an architect, was a writer and artist associated with Dada in Berlin.
John Thomas Alderdice, Baron Alderdice (born 28 March 1955) is a Northern Ireland politician.
John Cramer (known on camera as Cramer; born July 3, 1955) is an American television announcer.
Johannes Hendrikus Hubert "John" de Mol Jr. (born 24 April 1955) is a Dutch media tycoon and television producer.
John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955).
John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American man who, on March 30, 1981, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. He wounded Reagan with a bullet that ricocheted and hit him in the chest.
John Hodiak (April 16, 1914 – October 19, 1955) was an American actor who worked in radio, stage and film.
Michael John Kricfalusi (born September 9, 1955), better known as John K., is a Canadian animator, voice actor, creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series The Ren & Stimpy Show and founder of the animation company Spümcø.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
John Alexander McGeoch (25 August 1955 – 4 March 2004) was a Scottish guitarist who played with several bands of the post-punk era, including Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Visage, the Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd.
John Raleigh Mott (May 25, 1865 – January 31, 1955) was a long-serving leader of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF).
John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.
John Radecki (also known as Johann and Jan Radecki) (2 August 186510 May 1955) was a master stained glass artist working in Australia, considered to be the finest such artist of his time.
John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is an American lawyer who serves as the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States.
John William Davis GBE (April 13, 1873 – March 24, 1955) was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer.
Jordan (الْأُرْدُنّ), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
Colonel José Antonio Remón Cantera (11 April 1908 – 2 January 1955) is 29th President of Panama from 1 October 1952 until his death in 1955.
José Ortega y Gasset (9 May 1883 – 18 October 1955) was a Spanish philosopher, and essayist.
José Ramón Guizado Valdés (15 October 1899 – 2 November 1964) was a Panamanian politician.
José Tamborini (February 22, 1886 - September 25, 1955) was an Argentine physician and historically significant politician.
Juan de Dios Martínez Mera (9 March 1875 – 27 October 1955) was 23rd President of Ecuador from 1932 to 1933.
Juan Domingo Perón (8 October 1895 – 1 July 1974) was an Argentine army lieutenant general and politician.
Judith Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Australian actress known for her work in film, television and theatre.
Julien Dray (born 5 March 1955 in Oran, French Algeria) is a French politician.
It is the first day of the second half of the year.
This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years.
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer solstice sometimes occurs on this date, while the Winter solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere.
This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere.
On this day the Summer solstice may occur in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Winter solstice may occur in the Southern Hemisphere.
In common years it is always in ISO week 26.
It is the last day of the first half of the year.
Kane Warren Hodder (born April 8, 1954)According to the State of California.
Kangchenjunga (कञ्चनजङ्घा; कंचनजंघा; ཁང་ཅེན་ཛོཾག་), also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.
Karan Thapar is an Indian journalist and a television commentator and interviewer.
Karen Austin (born October 24, 1955) is an American actress.
Isabelle Morizet (formerly Karen Cheryl on 19 July 1955) is a French singer, actress, radio and television presenter.
Karen Dotrice (born 9 November 1955) is a British actress, known primarily for her role as Jane Banks in Walt Disney's feature film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series.
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge (born 25 September 1955) is a German former professional football player.
The Kashmir Princess was a chartered Lockheed L-749A Constellation aircraft owned by Air India.
Katherine Evelyn Heyhoe (born April 9, 1955) is an American editor and food writer.
Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew (born April 29, 1955) is an American actress.
Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) was an American heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and foundress.
Katherine Mary Knight (born 24 October 1955) is the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
is a Japanese actress.
Keith Martin Comstock (born December 23, 1955) is a former left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer, and activist.
(born March 3, 1955 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) is an actor and celebrity television personality, or gaijin tarento, in Japan.
Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character and Jim Henson's most well-known creation.
Kevin Patrick Brady (born April 11, 1955) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1997.
Kevin Conroy (born November 30, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his voice role as the DC Comics character Batman on the 1990s Warner Bros. television series Batman: The Animated Series, as well as various other TV series and feature films in the DC animated universe.
Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American actor, director, producer, and musician.
Kevin Mark DuBrow (October 29, 1955 – November 25, 2007) was an American heavy metal singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot from 1975 until 1987, and again from 1990 until his death in 2007.
Kim Johnston Ulrich (born March 24, 1955) is an American actress.
Kim Lankford (born June 14, 1954) is an American businesswoman and retired actress, best known for her role as Ginger Ward on Knots Landing from 1979 to 1983.
Kirsteen Anne "Kirsty" Wark FRSE (born 3 February 1955) is a British journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review (later The Review Show) from 2002 to 2014.
Kliptown is a suburb of the formerly black township of Soweto in Gauteng, South Africa, located about 17 km south-west of Johannesburg.
(born November 14, 1955 in Kurume, Fukuoka) of Japan is a former professional racing cyclist and ten-time world champion track racing cyclist.
Korean martial arts (Hangul: 무술, Hanja: 武術, musul or Hangul: 무예, Hanja: 武藝, muye) are military practices and methods which have their place in the history of Korea but have been adapted for use by both military and non-military personnel as a method of personal growth or recreation.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
Kristen Mary Jenner (née Houghton, formerly Kardashian; born November 5, 1955) is an American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and author.
Kulbir Singh Bhaura (born 15 October 1955) is a British former field hockey player.
The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.
KXTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States.
Kyle Eugene Gann (born November 21, 1955 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professor of music, critic, and composer who has worked primarily in the New York City area.
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution.
Landscape was an English synthpop band, best known for the 1981 hits "Einstein a Go-Go" and "Norman Bates".
Laos (ລາວ,, Lāo; Laos), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao; République démocratique populaire lao), commonly referred to by its colloquial name of Muang Lao (Lao: ເມືອງລາວ, Muang Lao), is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the west and southwest.
, born on October 19, 1955 in Osaka Prefecture, is a Japanese TV personality, actor, voice actor, and theater director.
Laura Fygi (born 27 August 1955 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch jazz singer.
Laura Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an American actress.
Lee Arthur Horsley (born May 15, 1955) is an American film, television, and theater actor known for starring roles in the television series Nero Wolfe (1981), Matt Houston (1982–85), and Paradise (1988–91).
Leigh Joseph McCloskey (born June 21, 1955) is an American actor, artist and writer.
Lena Maria Jonna Olin (born 22 March 1955) is a Swedish actress.
Leszek Engelking (born 2 February 1955, Bytom, Upper Silesia) is a Polish poet, short-story writer, critic, essayist, scholar, and translator.
Li Keqiang (Mandarin:; born 1 July 1955) is the current Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
The Liberal Party of Australia is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Libya (ليبيا), officially the State of Libya (دولة ليبيا), is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician and retired U.S. Air Force colonel serving as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003.
Lisa Scottoline (born July 1, 1955) is an American author of legal thrillers.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal is the chief executive of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
This article lists the heads of state of Panama since the short-lived first independence from the Republic of New Granada in 1840 and the final separation from Colombia in 1903.
This article lists the Presidents of Burundi since the formation of the post of President of Burundi in 1966 (following the November coup d'état), to the present day.
The following is a list of presidents of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world association football governing body.
Bhutan was founded and unified as a country by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche in the mid–17th century.
Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波, 28 December 1955 – 13 July 2017) was a Chinese writer, literary critic, human rights activist, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist one-party rule in China.
Lloyd Francis Bacon (December 4, 1889 – November 15, 1955) was an American screen, stage and vaudeville actor and film director.
The Lockheed Constellation ("Connie") is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California.
Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabokov.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. state of Colorado.
Louis Charles Breguet (2 January 1880 in Paris – 4 May 1955 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France) was a French aircraft designer and builder, one of the early aviation pioneers.
Ludo Vika (born July 7, 1955), sometimes credited as Ludo Vica, birth name: Milagros Padilla, is a Dominican-born actress and comedian.
Ludovico Maria Enrico Einaudi OMRI (born 23 November 1955) is an Italian pianist and composer.
Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg; Luxembourg, Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe.
Lynne Truss (born 31 May 1955) is an English author, journalist, novelist, and radio broadcaster and dramatist.
Margaret Elizabeth Philbin OBE (born 23 June 1955) is an English radio and television presenter whose credits include Tomorrow's World, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and latterly Bang Goes the Theory.
Mamata Banerjee (Bengali: also known as Didi, born 5 January 1955) is an Indian politician serving as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011.
is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Aoni Production.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
Manuel Ávila Camacho (24 April 1897 – 13 October 1955) served as the President of Mexico from 1940 to 1946.
Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Caldera (nicknamed Loco Bielsa, Madman Bielsa; born 21 July 1955) is an Argentine football manager, currently in charge of English side Leeds United.
March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
Typically the March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal point in the Southern Hemisphere.
In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries.
March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.
Maria Owings Shriver (born November 6, 1955) is an American journalist, author, and former First Lady of California.
Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American singer.
Marianne Rosenberg (born 10 March 1955) is a German Schlager music singer and songwriter.
Mariano Rajoy Brey (born 27 March 1955) is a Spanish politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain from 2011 to 2018, when a vote of no confidence ousted his government.
Marina Correia Lima (born September 17, 1955) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
Marina Sirtis (born 29 March 1955) is a British-American actress.
Mario Andreacchio (born 1 January 1955) is an Australian film producer/director.
Mariticide (from Latin maritus "husband" + -cide, from caedere "to cut, to kill") literally means killing of one's husband.
is a Japanese singer and songwriter.
Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is an American murderer who shot and killed John Lennon at the entrance to the Dakota apartment building in New York City on December 8, 1980.
Mark Marderosian (born 1955) is a prolific cartoonist, animator and children's book illustrator, a comic book artist and noted toy designer.
Mark Staff Brandl (1955 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American-born artist, art historian and art critic now living primarily in Switzerland.
Martha Maria Norelius (January 21, 1911 – September 25, 1955) was a Swedish-born American competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in five different freestyle swimming events.
Martin Henry Kennelly (August 11, 1887 – November 29, 1961) was an American politician and businessman.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
Martin Semmelrogge (born 8 December 1955 in Boll-Eckwälden, Bad Boll, West Germany) is a German actor, best known for his role as the comical Second Watch Officer in the film Das Boot.
Dame Winifred Mary Beard, (born 1 January 1955) is an English scholar and classicist.
Mary Dimmick Harrison (April 30, 1858 – January 5, 1948) was the second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison.
Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is an American politician, entrepreneur, and former U.S. Senator from the state of Louisiana.
Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star.
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil rights activist best known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida.
is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America.
A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.
Matthew Lon Keough (born July 3, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played from through for the Oakland Athletics (1977–1983), New York Yankees (1983–1984), St. Louis Cardinals (1985), Chicago Cubs (1986) and Houston Astros (1986).
Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866March 9, 1955) was the first African-American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. They made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions., Globe Pequot, 2009, pp. 3–6 Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels. During their 1909 expedition to Greenland, Henson accompanied Peary in the small party, including four Inuit men, that has been recognized as the first to reach the Geographic North Pole (although this has also been subject to dispute). Henson was invited in 1937 as a member of The Explorers Club due to his achievement and was the first African American to be accepted. In 1948 he was made an honorary member, a distinction for 20 people annually. Based on research into Peary's diary and astronomical observations, Wally Herbert, a later Arctic explorer who reached the North Pole in 1969, concluded in 1989 that Peary's team had not reached the pole. This has been widely accepted, but some dispute this conclusion. Henson published his memoir, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole (1912), which included a foreword and praise by Peary. Since the late 20th century, Henson's contributions have received more recognition. By presidential order, in 1988, the remains of Henson and his wife were re-interred with a monument at Arlington National Cemetery, near that for Peary and his wife. Henson has received numerous posthumous honors since then. In the late 20th century, Henson's and Peary's elderly sons by their Inuit "country wives" were tracked down, and their descendants invited to the United States to meet other family members, as well as to attend the 1988 ceremonies.
Matti Taneli Vanhanen (born 4 November 1955) is a Finnish politician who was Prime Minister of Finland from 2003 to 2010.
Joseph Henri Maurice "Rocket" Richard (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens.
Maurice Schutz (4 August 1866 – 22 March 1955) was a French film actor.
Maurice Utrillo, born Maurice Valadon (26 December 1883 – 5 November 1955), was a French painter who specialized in cityscapes.
Maurizio Bianchi (born 4 December 1955 in Pomponesco in the Province of Mantua) is an Italian pioneer of industrial music, originating from Milan.
Hermann Max Pechstein (December 31, 1881 – June 29, 1955) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the March equinox).
Mayra Alejandra (May 7, 1958 – April 17, 2014) was a Venezuelan television and film actress.
is the joint pen name of Japanese manga artists and her younger sister.
is a Japanese actress, voice actress and narrator from Tokyo.
Mötley Crüe was an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Carmela Tiangco-Cornejo, popularly known as Mel Tiangco (born August 10, 1955) is a popular television newscaster and television host in the Philippines, one of the GMA Network News pillar and multi-awarded news anchor.
Meles Zenawi Asres (Ge'ez: መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ mäläs zenawi asräs;; birth name Legesse Meles Zenawi Asres 9 May 1955 – 20 August 2012) was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 to his death in 2012.
Melody Anderson (born December 3, 1955) is a Canadian social worker and public speaker specializing in the impact of addiction on families.
Mervyn Day (born 26 June 1955 in Chelmsford, Essex) is a former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a goalkeeper for West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Aston Villa, Leeds United, Luton Town, Sheffield United and Carlisle United.
Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is a naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid of the phenethylamine class, known for its hallucinogenic effects comparable to those of LSD and psilocybin.
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Michael Richard Beschloss (born November 30, 1955) is an American historian.
Michael Burleigh (born 3 April 1955) is an English author and historian whose primary focus is on Nazi Germany and related subjects.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich "Michael" Chekhov (Михаил Александрович Чехов, 29 August 1891 – 30 September 1955) was a Russian-American actor, director, author, and theatre practitioner.
Michael Jan Friedman (born March 7, 1955) is a New York City born American author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which are in licensed tie-in products of the Star Trek franchise.
Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955) is an American actor, best known for his breakout role as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), as well as his roles as Terry Cruger in Sea of Love (1989), Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder (1990), Bill Broussard in JFK (1991), Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger (1993), Jared Svenning in Mallrats (1995), Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead (2010–2013), and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Michael Sabatino (born June 25, 1955 in Venice, California) is an American actor.
Michael Schenker (born Michael Willy Schenker, 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band.
The Michael Schenker Group (often abbreviated as MSG) are a guitar-oriented hard rock band formed in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, Michael Schenker.
Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French former football player, manager and administrator.
Michele Diane Pillar (born July 26, 1955) is a contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter and occasional actress.
Michelle Yim Wai-ling (born September 2, 1955), also known by her stage name Mai Suet, is a Hong Kong actress and elder sister of former actress Shirley Yim Shuet Lei.
Robert Alan Deal (born either May 4, 1951 or April 4, 1955), known professionally as Mick Mars, is an American musician and guitarist.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Miguel José Ferrer (February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017) was an American actor and voice actor.
Mihaela Mitrache (aka Mihaela Mitraki; July 8, 1955, Bucharest - February 18, 2008, Balotești) was a Romanian movie and theatre actress.
Count Mihály Ádám György Miklós Károlyi de Nagykároly (4 March 1875 – 19 March 1955) was briefly Hungary's leader from 1918 to 1919 during the short-lived First Hungarian People's Republic.
Michael Dale Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician, Christian minister, author, and commentator who served as the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.
Michael McShane (born 25 June 1955) is an actor, singer, and improvisational comedian.
Michael Joseph "Mike" Porcaro (May 29, 1955 – March 15, 2015) was an American bass player known for his work with Toto.
The Mir mine (Кимберлитовая алмазная трубка «Мир» Kimberlitovaya Almaznaya Trubka "Mir"; English: kimberlite diamond pipe "Peace"), also called the Mirny mine, is an open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Sakha Republic, in the Siberian region of eastern Russia.
The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the American based Miss Universe Organization.
is a Japanese politician.
Guan Moye (born 17 February 1955), better known by the pen name Mo Yan, is a Chinese novelist and short story writer.
Mohamed Brahmi (محمد براهمي; 15 May 1955 – 25 July 2013) was a Tunisian politician.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was formed on December 5, 1955 by black ministers and community leaders in Montgomery, Alabama.
Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County.
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
The Montreal CanadiensEven in English, the French spelling, Canadiens, is always used.
Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.
Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1974 through 1995.
Moshe Pesach (Μωυσής Πεσάχ or Πέσαχ; Larissa, 1869 – Volos, 13 November 1955) was the rabbi of Volos in Greece from 1892 until his death, and chief rabbi of Greece from 1946.
Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (Ge'ez: ሙላቱ ተሾመ, born 1 January 1955) is an Ethiopian politician who has been President of Ethiopia since 7 October 2013.
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
Najib Azmi Mikati (نجيب ميقاتي; born 24 November 1955) is a Lebanese politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of Lebanon.
, born, was a Japanese actor active in kabuki, other forms of live theatre, television and commercials.
Natalya Anatolyevna Petrusyova (Ната́лья Анато́льевна Петрусёва; born 2 September 1955) is a former speed skater.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National Party of Australia (also known as The Nationals or simply, The Nats) is an Australian political party.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
A neutral country is a state, which is either neutral towards belligerents in a specific war, or holds itself as permanently neutral in all future conflicts (including avoiding entering into military alliances such as NATO).
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The New Zealand Railways Department, NZR or NZGR (New Zealand Government Railways) and often known as the "Railways", was a government department charged with owning and maintaining New Zealand's railway infrastructure and operating the railway system.
The New Zealand Special Air Service, abbreviated as the NZSAS, was formed on 7 July 1955 and is the special forces unit of the New Zealand Army, closely modelled on the British Special Air Service (SAS).
Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Ngô Đình Diệm (3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was a South Vietnamese politician.
Nicholas Laurence "Nick" Feldman (born 1 May 1955) is an English musician best known for forming the 1980s British new wave band Wang Chung.
Nicolas de Staël (January 5, 1914 – March 16, 1955) was a French painter of Russian origin known for his use of a thick impasto and his highly abstract landscape painting.
Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa KOGF GCB (born 28 January 1955) is a French politician who served as President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012.
Nikolai Demidenko (born 1 July 1955, Aniskino) is a Russian-born classical pianist.
Nina Gunke (born 12 July 1955) is a Swedish actress.
Catharina "Nina" Hagen (born 11 March 1955) is a German singer, songwriter, and actress.
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
, FBA (born June 24, 1955) is a Japanese economist and professor at Princeton University especially known for proposing several models that provide deeper microeconomic foundations for macroeconomics, some of which play a prominent role in New Keynesian macroeconomics.
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).
Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers, and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert.
Olga Valentinovna Korbut (born 16 May 1955) is a Belarusian former gymnast.
Olli Paavo Antero Kortekangas (born May 16, 1955) is a Finnish composer.
Olympia Press was a Paris-based publisher, launched in 1953 by Maurice Girodias as a rebranded version of the Obelisk Press he inherited from his father Jack Kahane.
Ona Munson (born Owena Wolcott; June 16, 1903 – February 11, 1955) was an American actress perhaps best known for her portrayal of madam Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Ornella Muti (born 9 March 1955) is an Italian actress.
Oswald Theodore Avery Jr. (October 21, 1877 – February 20, 1955) was a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher.
Otto Braun (28 January 1872 – 15 December 1955) was a German Social Democratic politician who served as Prime Minister of Prussia for most of the time from 1920 to 1932.
Otto Eppers was an American cartoonist and illustrator active from the 1920s to 1950s.
Owen Josephus Roberts (May 2, 1875 – May 17, 1955) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1930 to 1945.
Pablo Amancio Borges Delgado (born February 10, 1955) is a Cuban artist.
Panama (Panamá), officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá), 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.
Panama City (Ciudad de Panamá) is the capital and largest city of Panama.
Panorama is a BBC Television investigative current affairs documentary programme.
Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion".
Parviz Parastui (also spelt Parastooee or Parastouei, پرویز پرستویی., born 24 June 1955) is an Iranian actor and singer.
Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman.
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) is a 1955 Indian Bengali-language drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of West Bengal.
Patrick Bernasconi (born 16 July 1955 in Domjean) is a French business executive.
Pattillo Higgins (December 5, 1863 – June 5, 1955) was a businessman as well as a self-taught geologist.
Paul Bahoken (7 July 1955 in Douala) is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer.
Paul Claudel (6 August 1868 – 23 February 1955) was a French poet, dramatist and diplomat, and the younger brother of the sculptress Camille Claudel.
Paul Maurice Kelly (born 13 January 1955) is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player.
Paul James O'Grady, MBE (born 14 June 1955) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc jockey.
Pedro Rubén Brieger (born 5 November 1955, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine journalist and sociologist who holds the Chair of Sociology in Middle East in the University of Buenos Aires.
Penn & Teller (Penn Jillette and Teller) are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic.
Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, filmmaker, television personality and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller.
The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN; Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam), also known as the Vietnamese People's Army (VPA), is the military force of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC).
Peter Anderson Sessions (born March 22, 1955) is an American politician.
Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel.
Peter John Cox (born 17 November 1955) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the British pop duo Go West.
Peter Vincent Douglas (born November 23, 1955) is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens.
Peter Fischer-Møller (born 29 June 1955 in Charlottenlund) is a Danish prelate who currently serves as the Bishop of Roskilde.
Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer.
Peter Pan is a musical based on J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy.
Peter Thomas Scolari (born September 12, 1955) is an American actor.
Peter N. Turnley (born June 22, 1955), nytimes.com, retrieved February 21, 2014 is an American-born photojournalist known for documenting the human condition and current events.
Petra Gerster (born 25 January 1955) is a German journalist and news presenter.
Peyton Conway March (December 27, 1864 – April 13, 1955) was a United States Army officer who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1918 until 1921.
Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year professional career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
The Philadelphia 76ers (also commonly known as the Sixers) are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Philip Loeb (March 28, 1891 – September 1, 1955), was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer.
Philippe Omar Troussier The Guardian, Emma John; 1 October 2006 (born 21 March 1955) is a French former professional footballer and current manager.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man.
Pino Daniele (19 March 1955 – 4 January 2015) was an Italian singer-songwriter, and guitarist, whose influences covered a wide number of genres, including pop, blues, jazz, and Italian and Middle Eastern music.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pleistocene Park (Плейстоценовый парк) is a nature reserve on the Kolyma River south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic, Russia, in northeastern Siberia, where an attempt is being made to recreate the northern subarctic steppe grassland ecosystem that flourished in the area during the last glacial period.
The term pogrom has multiple meanings, ascribed most often to the deliberate persecution of an ethnic or religious group either approved or condoned by the local authorities.
Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio).
Polly Carey Draper (born June 15, 1955) is an American actress, writer, producer, and director.
Polo Montañez (June 5, 1955 - November 26, 2002) was a Cuban singer and songwriter.
Polykarp Kusch (January 26, 1911 – March 20, 1993) was a German-American physicist.
Pooran Prakash (पूरन प्रकाश) is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of India.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
Patricia Williams (born January 1, 1955) is a Canadian retired professional wrestling valet better known as Precious.
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, sometimes also referred to informally as the "Prime Minister", is the Leader of the State Council of China (constitutionally synonymous with the "Central People's Government" since 1954), who is the head of government and holds the highest rank (Level 1) in the Civil Service.
The President of the Argentine Nation (Presidente de la Nación Argentina), usually known as the President of Argentina, is both head of state and head of government of Argentina.
The President of Brazil, officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
The President of Ethiopia, officially the President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia is the head of state of Ethiopia.
The President of the French Republic (Président de la République française) is the executive head of state of France in the French Fifth Republic.
The President of the Republic of Hungary (Magyarország köztársasági elnöke, államelnök, or államfő) is the head of state of Hungary.
The President of Latvia (Latvijas Valsts prezidents, literally "State President"), is head of state and commander-in-chief of the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Latvia.
The President of Mexico (Presidente de México), officially known as the President of the United Mexican States (Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is the head of state and government of Mexico.
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (Президиум Верховного Совета or Prezidium Verkhovnogo Soveta) was a Soviet governmental institution – a permanent body of the Supreme Soviets (parliaments).
The Prime Minister of Denmark (Danmarks statsminister; literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in the Kingdom of Denmark.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia is the head of the Ethiopian government and the most powerful figure in Ethiopian politics.
The Prime Minister of Finland (Suomen pääministeri) is the head of the Finnish Government.
The Prime Minister of Hungary (miniszterelnök) is the head of government in Hungary.
The Prime Minister of Lebanon, officially the President of the Council of Ministers, is the head of government and the head of the Council of Ministers.
The Prime Minister of the Government of Romania (Prim-ministrul Guvernului României) is the head of the Government of Romania.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (국무총리 / 國務總理, Gungmuchongni) is appointed by the President of South Korea, with the National Assembly's approval.
The Prime Minister of Spain, officially the President of the Government of Spain (Presidente del Gobierno de España), is the head of the government of Spain.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.
Priscilla Anne Barnes (born December 7, 1954) is an American actress, who may be best known in her role as Terri Alden on Three's Company, the permanent replacement for Suzanne Somers.
Proceso Jaraza Alcala (born July 2, 1955), popularly known as "Procy" in his home province, is a Filipino politician.
Producers' Showcase is an American anthology television series that was telecast live during the 1950s in compatible color by NBC.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.
Ramon Reyes Jimenez Jr. (born July 14, 1955) sometimes known as Monet or Mon Jimenez, is a prominent advertising executive and is notable for being the Secretary of Tourism of the Philippines during the presidency of Benigno Aquino III.
is a Japanese actress and previous member of the 1970s legendary idol group Candies.
Randy Burchell (born July 2, 1955) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender.
Ray Buttigieg (born May 1, 1955 in Gozo, Malta) is a poet and musician.
Ray Goff (born July 10, 1955) is a former American football player and coach.
Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman.
Raymond "Ray" Ozzie (born November 20, 1955) is an American software industry entrepreneur who held the positions of Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft between 2005 and 2010.
Raymond Benson (born September 6, 1955) is an American author best known for being the official author of the James Bond novels from 1997 to 2003.
Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers.
Renate Vogel (later Heinrich and Bauer, born 30 June 1955) is a retired East German breaststroke swimmer.
Renzo Rosso (born 15 September 1955) is an Italian fashion entrepreneur.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Richard Wayne Mullins (October 21, 1955 – September 19, 1997) was an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter best known for his worship songs "Awesome God" and "Step by Step".
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher (July 28, 1891 - May 22, 1955) was an American actor.
Richard Steven Burmer (September 19, 1955 – September 9, 2006) was an American composer, engineer, sound designer, musician and ethnomusicologist.
Richard Epcar (born April 29, 1955), is an American actor and director who has voiced over 500 characters in games, animation and anime.
Richard James Hieb (born September 21, 1955 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions.
Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton (born August 17, 1955) is an American businessman.
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955, until his death on December 20, 1976.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
Richard Phillips (born May 16, 1955) is an American merchant mariner and author who served as captain of the MV ''Maersk Alabama'' during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009.
The Richard Riot was a riot on March 17, 1955 (Saint Patrick's Day), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and comedian.
Richard Steves (born May 10, 1955) is an American travel writer, author, activist and television personality.
Rick Steves' Europe is a long-running travel documentary television series that airs on PBS.
The Rimutaka Tunnel (officially Tunnel 2, Wairarapa Line) is a railway tunnel through New Zealand's Remutaka Range, between Maymorn, near Upper Hutt, and Featherston, on the Wairarapa Line.
Ritva Tuulikki "Kike" Elomaa (née Sainio; born 16 July 1955, in Lokalahti) is a Finnish professional female bodybuilding champion, pop singer, and member of the Finnish Parliament.
Robert Duncan is an astrophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin.
Robert Emmet Sherwood (April 4, 1896 – November 14, 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter.
Robert Ellis Orrall (born May 4, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator for New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968.
Robert Charles Francis (February 26, 1930 – July 31, 1955) was an American actor.
Robert Kabbas (born 15 March 1955, in Alexandria, Egypt) is a retired weightlifter from Australia, who won the silver medal in the Lightheavyweight (82.5 kg) category at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966.
Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (March 18, 1892 – January 20, 1955) was a writer, poet and professor at Wells College (1921–1934) and Bowdoin College (1934–1955).
Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955)"Robert Riskin, Who Won 'Oscar' For 'It Happened Ohe Night,' Dies." New York Times. September 22, 1955.
Robert Gerard "Rob" Tapert (born May 14, 1955) is an American film and television producer, best known for co-creating the pop culture phenomenon Xena: Warrior Princess.
Robin R. Yount (nicknamed,"The Kid", and "Rockin' Robin", born September 16, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player.
"Rock Around the Clock" is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952.
Rockall is an uninhabited granite islet within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the United Kingdom,.
Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, 1st Marquis of Neghelli (11 August 1882 – 11 January 1955), was a prominent Italian military officer in the Kingdom of Italy's Regio Esercito (Royal Army), primarily noted for his campaigns in Africa before and during World War II.
Sir Roger Gifford (born 3 August 1955) is a London banker and was 685th Lord Mayor of London (2012–13).
Roger O'Donnell (born 29 October 1955) is an English keyboardist best known for his work with The Cure.
Roland Emmerich (born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer, widely known for his disaster films.
Rolf Saxon is an American actor and voice actor.
Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
Ronald Gene Davis (born August 6, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played 11 years from 1978 to 1988.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
is a Japanese voice actress best known for voicing Frau Bow in the original Mobile Suit Gundam.
Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (Rupprecht Maria Luitpold Ferdinand; 18 May 1869 – 2 August 1955) was the last heir apparent to the Bavarian throne.
Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) was a British model and nightclub hostess.
Szőke Szakáll (2 February 188312 February 1955), known in the English speaking world as S. Z. Sakall, was a Hungarian stage and film character actor.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.
A saint (also historically known as a hallow) is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God.
Samuel Michael Simon (June 6, 1955 – March 8, 2015) was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist and philanthropist, who co-developed the television series The Simpsons.
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year.
Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer and author.
Sandra Elaine Allen (June 18, 1955 – August 13, 2008) was an American woman recognized as the tallest woman in the world during her life according to the Guinness World Records.
is a Japanese TV comedian and actor simply known as Sanma.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.
Saw Swee Leong (born 16 July 1955 in Penang) is a former Malaysian professional badminton player.
Søren Sætter-Lassen (born 11 July 1955) is a Danish stage, film and television actor.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
Sebastian Barry (born 5 July 1955) is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet.
Seoul (like soul; 서울), officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City – is the capital, Constitutional Court of Korea and largest metropolis of South Korea.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sergei Mikhailovich Shepelev (born October 13, 1955 in Nizhny Tagil, Soviet Union) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League.
Sergey Anatolevich Khlebnikov (Серге́й Анатольевич Хлебников, 28 August 1955 – 12 June 1999) was a Russian speed skater who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 and the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Sergey Aphanasievich Zimov (Сергей Афанасьевич Зимов) is a Russian scientist.
The, also known as Setouchi or often shortened to Inland Sea, is the body of water separating Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the four main islands of Japan.
Sevastopol (Севастополь; Севасто́поль; Акъяр, Aqyar), traditionally Sebastopol, is the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula and a major Black Sea port.
Shannon Bell (born 5 July 1955) is a Canadian performance philosopher who lives and writes philosophy-in-action, experimental philosophy.
Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar OBE, FNI, FASc, FRS, FRIC, FInstP (21 February 1894 – 1 January 1955) was an Indian colloid chemist, academic and scientific administrator.
Samuel Horwitz (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955), known professionally as Shemp Howard, was an American actor and comedian.
Sherry Miller (born 24 June 1955) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Jane on the CTV drama E.N.G. (1990), as Jennifer Taylor on the Showtime drama Queer As Folk (2000–2005), and as Dorothy O'Sullivan on the Global teen drama The Best Years (2007–2009).
is a Japanese manga artist.
Shirley Cheriton (born 28 June 1955) is a British actress and performer, best known for her roles as Debbie Wilkins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and her portrayal of Miss Prescott in the Are You Being Served? follow up, Grace & Favour.
The Shiun Maru disaster (紫雲丸事故 Shiun Maru Jiko) was a ship collision in Japan on 11 May 1955, during a school field trip, killing 168 people.
is the founder of the Japanese doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo.
Siddha Yoga is a spiritual path founded by Muktananda (1908–1982).
Sir Simon Denis Rattle (born 19 January 1955) is an English conductor.
Simon Yam Tat-wah (born 19 March 1955) is a Hong Kong actor and film producer.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (มหาจักรีสิรินธร,;, born Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak สิรินธรเทพรัตนสุดา กิติวัฒนาดุลโสภาคย์;; born 2 April 1955) is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Sophiatown, also known as Sof'town or Kofifi, is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, Việt Nam Cộng Hòa), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975 and comprised the southern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia created by the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, or Manila Pact, signed in September 1954 in Manila, Philippines.
The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator.
The Soviet Army (SA; Советская Армия, Sovetskaya Armiya) is the name given to the main land-based branch of the Soviet Armed Forces between February 1946 and December 1991, when it was replaced with the Russian Ground Forces, although it was not taken fully out of service until 25 December 1993.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Spring City is a town in Rhea County, Tennessee, United States.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.
Stanley Price (December 31, 1892July 13, 1955) was an American film supporting actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1922 and 1956.
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted.
The State of Vietnam referendum of 1955 determined the future form of government of the State of Vietnam, the nation that was to become the Republic of Vietnam (widely known as South Vietnam).
Stéphane Maurice Dion (born 28 September 1955) is a Canadian diplomat, political scientist, and former politician who has been the Canadian ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the European Union since May 2017.
Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an American professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Steven J. Camp (born April 13, 1955) is an American contemporary Christian music artist with an adult contemporary pop sound.
Stephen Fain Earle (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor.
Steve George (born May 20, 1955 in Bloomington, Illinois) is an American keyboard player, who is perhaps best known as the keyboardist for the 1980s band, Mr. Mister.
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate.
Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (born November 23, 1955) is an American fantasy and science fiction author of Hungarian descent.
Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American film and television actor.
The Strömsund Bridge (Swedish: Strömsundsbron) is a cable-stayed road bridge, bringing road E45 over Ströms vattudal, in Strömsund, Jämtland, Sweden.
The suburbs of Johannesburg are officially demarcated areas within the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.
is a Japanese former pitcher and current baseball analyst.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.
Sun Myung Moon (Korean 문선명 Mun Seon-myeong; born Mun Yong-myeong; 25 February 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader, also known for his business ventures and support of social and political causes.
Susan Essman (born May 31, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens in Bolt.
Suspension is either paid or unpaid time away from the workplace as ordered by the employer in order for a workplace investigation to take place.
The Sutton Coldfield train crash took place at about 16:13 on 23 January 1955 in Sutton Coldfield, a town now within the City of Birmingham, when an express passenger train traveling from York to Bristol, England, derailed due to excessive speed on a sharp curve.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
Sylvie Léonard (born July 17, 1955) is a French-Canadian actress.
Sylvie Le Noach (born 2 July 1955) is a retired French swimmer.
Tae Bo is a total body fitness system that incorporates martial arts techniques such as kicks and punches, which became quite popular in the 1990s.
Taekwondo (from Korean 태권도, 跆拳道) is a Korean martial art, characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
is a city located in central Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan, and is the capital city of the prefectural government.
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.
Victoria Leigh Blum (born October 15, 1955), known by the stage name Tanya Roberts, is an American actress and producer.
The Governor Malcolm Wilson–Tappan Zee Bridge, commonly known as the Tappan Zee Bridge, was a cantilever bridge in the U.S. state of New York.
Tel Aviv (תֵּל אָבִיב,, تل أَبيب) is the second most populous city in Israel – after Jerusalem – and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area.
Teresa De Sio (born 3 November 1952) is an Italian folk singer-songwriter and the sister of the actress Giuliana De Sio.
Terry Joe Harper (born August 19, 1955), is a retired professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from -. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Detroit Tigers, as well as one season for the Yakult Swallows in Japan.
Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants in either manuscripts or printed books.
Thomas Emil Homerin (born 1955 in Pekin, Illinois) is an American scholar of religion.
The $64,000 Question was an American game show broadcast from 1955 to 1958, which became embroiled in the 1950s quiz show scandals.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977.
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996 and returned in 2017 to social media.
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As a symbol of the U.S. military, The Pentagon is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey is an American musical documentary film produced in the fall of 1955 documenting the career of disc jockey Bill Randle.
The Room is a 2003 American drama film written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau, and co-starring Greg Sestero and Juliette Danielle.
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best known for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures that have been regularly airing on television since 1958.
Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.
Theodor Innitzer (25 December 1875 – 9 October 1955) was Archbishop of Vienna and a cardinal in the Latin Rite branch of the Catholic Church.
Thomas Jex Preston Jr. (October 26, 1862 in Hastings on Hudson, New York – December 25, 1955 in South Orange, New Jersey) was a professor of archeology at Princeton University.
Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American composer best known for his many film scores.
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
Timothy William Bray (born June 21, 1955) is a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur and one of the co-authors of the original XML specification.
Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence, (born 1 March 1955) is a retired Royal Navy officer and the second husband of Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Tim Richmond (June 7, 1955 – August 13, 1989) was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio.
Timmy Mallett (born 18 October 1955) is an English TV presenter, broadcaster, and artist.
Thomas "Tom" Bergeron (born May 6, 1955) is an American television personality, comedian, and game show host.
Thomas J. "Tom" Moore (May 1, 1883 – February 12, 1955) was an Irish-born American actor and director.
Thomas McCreery Powers (July 7, 1890 – November 9, 1955) was an American actor in theatre, films, radio and television.
Thomas Edward Skladany (born June 29, 1955) is an American football former punter who is widely considered to be, along with Ray Guy, one of the two greatest punters in college football history.
Tommy Burns (June 17, 1881May 10, 1955), born Noah Brusso, is the only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar.
Thomas Francis "Tommy" Kramer (born March 7, 1955) is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the NFL from 1977 to 1990.
Thomas Wiseau is a European actor, writer, director and filmmaker.
Toninho Cerezo, real name Antônio Carlos Cerezo, (born 21 April 1955 in Belo Horizonte) is a Brazilian former footballer.
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play.
Tor Nørretranders (born June 20, 1955) is a Danish author of popular science.
Tours is a city located in the centre-west of France.
Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is an American best-selling fantasy author who has written, or co-written dozens of novels.
Trixie Friganza (born Delia O’Callaghan; November 29, 1870 – February 27, 1955) began her career as an operetta soubrette, working her way from the chorus to starring in musical comedies to having her own feature act on the vaudeville circuit.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Twisted Sister was an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based on Long Island, New York.
Tyrone Mitchell (October 17, 1955 – February 24, 1984) was an American who fatally shot two students and wounded twelve others who were leaving 49th Street Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles, California, on February 24, 1984.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA; Union des Associations Européennes de Football; Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia.
UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968.
The Union Mundial pro Interlingua (UMI; World Interlingua Union) is a global organization that promotes Interlingua, an international auxiliary language (IAL) published in 1951 by the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA).
United Airlines Flight 629, registration N37559, was a Douglas DC-6B aircraft also known as "Mainliner Denver", which was blown up with a dynamite bomb placed in the checked luggage on November 1, 1955.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States of America, and as head of the U.S. Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
The Seventh Fleet is a numbered fleet (a military formation) of the United States Navy.
Valdis Zatlers (born 22 March 1955) is a Latvian politician and former physician who served as the seventh president of Latvia from 2007 to 2011.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas (born 25 June 1955) is a Mexican former footballer and manager.
Víctor Reymundo Nájera Medina (born 4 July 1955) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the PRD.
Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
The National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Mặt trận Dân tộc Giải phóng miền Nam Việt Nam) also known as the Việt Cộng was a mass political organization in South Vietnam and Cambodia with its own army – the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam (PLAF) – that fought against the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War, eventually emerging on the winning side.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Vincent du Vigneaud (May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978) was an American biochemist.
Vinnie Curto (born July 10, 1955 in East Boston) is a retired American professional boxer in the Super Middleweight division.
Vinod Khosla (Gurmukhi: ਵਿਨੋਦ ਖੋਸਲਾ; born 28 January 1955) is an Indian American billionaire engineer, businessman and venture capitalist.
Vivien Savage (born on January 2, 1955) is a French singer-songwriter who reached popularity in the 1980s.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.
Vladimir Georgiyevich Sorokin (Владимир Георгиевич Сорокин; born 7 August 1955) is a contemporary postmodern Russian writer and dramatist, one of the most popular in modern Russian literature.
Vladislava Milosavljević (born 8 July 1955) is a Serbian actress.
Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
Walter Hampden Dougherty (June 30, 1879 in Brooklyn – June 11, 1955 in Los Angeles), known professionally as Walter Hampden, was an American actor and theatre manager.
Wang Chung are a British new wave musical group formed in 1980.
Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.
The Warsaw Pact, formally known as the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, was a collective defence treaty signed in Warsaw, Poland among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
Wayne Elliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian.
WBBJ-TV, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 43), is a dual ABC/CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Jackson, Tennessee, United States.
Wendy Boglioli (born March 6, 1955), née Wendy Lou Lansbach, is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
WERE (1490 AM) – branded NewsTalk 1490 – is a commercial news/talk radio station licensed to Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Werner Stocker (April 7, 1955 – May 27, 1993) was a German actor.
The Western European Union (WEU) was the international organisation and military alliance that succeeded the Western Union (WU) after the 1954 amendment of the 1948 Treaty of Brussels.
WFLA-TV, virtual channel 8 (VHF digital channel 7), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Tampa, Florida, United States and also serving the nearby city of St. Petersburg.
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host.
William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor with Italian citizenship.
William Churchill de Mille (July 25, 1878 – March 5, 1955) was an American screenwriter and film director from the silent film era through the early 1930s.
Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow (6 June 1876 – 4 July 1955) was a senior Australian Army officer and politician.
William Franklin "Red" Hamilton (August 11, 1883 – August 1, 1955) was an American sprinter who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
William Grant Stratton (February 26, 1914 – March 2, 2001), known as "Billy the Kid", was the 32nd Governor of Illinois from 1953 to 1961, succeeding Adlai Stevenson II in that office.
William "Billy" Woodward Jr. (June 12, 1920 – October 31, 1955) was the heir to the Hanover National Bank fortune (later Manufacturer's Hanover), the Belair Estate and stud farm and legacy, and a leading figure in racing circles before he was shot to death by his wife, Ann Woodward, in what Life magazine called the "Shooting of the Century".
William Ferguson Miller MBE (born 2 May 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager, who made a club record 560 league appearances for Aberdeen.
Willis Eugene Lamb Jr. (July 12, 1913 – May 15, 2008) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1955 "for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum." The Nobel Committee that year awarded half the prize to Lamb and the other half to Polykarp Kusch, who won "for his precision determination of the magnetic moment of the electron." Lamb was able to determine precisely a surprising shift in electron energies in a hydrogen atom (see Lamb shift).
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) is the oldest and one of four major organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the IBF, WBC, and WBO.
In demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion people as of May 2018.
Xu Bing (Chinese: 徐冰 /ɕý pīŋ/, born 1955) is a Chinese artist who lived in the United States for eighteen years.
Yangon (ရန်ကုန်မြို့, MLCTS rankun mrui,; formerly known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") was the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.
is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).
(born April 29, 1955 in Ikeda, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese actress.
Yevgeny Viktorovich Tarle (Евгений Викторович Тарле) (– 6 January 1955) was a Soviet historian and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Ylla (born Camilla Koffler; 16 August 1911 – 30 March 1955), was a Hungarian photographer who specialized in animal photography.
Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French-born American cellist.
is a Japanese former professional boxer from 1974-1981.
, literally "Port to the side" or "Beside the port", is the second largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan.
is a Japanese actor.
Yousra (يسرا) is an Egyptian actress and singer.
is a Japanese television and film director.
Yuriy Georgiyevich Sedykh (Юрій Георгійович Сєдих; Ю́рий Гео́ргиевич Седы́х) (born 11 June 1955) is a retired Soviet track and field athlete who represented the Soviet Union, specialising in the hammer throw.
Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955), known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter.
Zbigniew Preisner (born 20 May 1955 as Zbigniew Antoni Kowalski) is a Polish film score composer, best known for his work with film director Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Zhou Enlai (5 March 1898 – 8 January 1976) was the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976.
Zlatko Topčić (born 30 April 1955) is a Bosnian writer who is renowned for his dramas, novels and screenplays.
Adelmo Fornaciari Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, with an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.
The 24 Heures du Mans was the 23rd 24 Hours of Le Mans, and took place on 11 and 12 June 1955 on Circuit de la Sarthe.
The 1955 Le Mans disaster occurred during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France on 11 June 1955.
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
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The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.