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1955



NOTABLE DEATHS


Jacques Fath, Fr. fashion designer, (b.1912)
Albert Einstein, (b.1879)
Charlie "Bird" Parker, U.S. jazz musician, (b.1920)
Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer, (b.1892)
Frieda Hempel, Ger.-Amer. singer, (b.1885)
Karl Hofer, Ger. painter, (b.1878)
Fernand Leger, Fr. painter, (b.1881)
Thomas Mann, (b.1875)
Robert E. Sherwood , (b.1896)
Walter White, U.S. civil rights leader, (b.1893)



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SPORTS/IT HAPPENED


"Sugar" Ray Robinson wins world boxing championship from Carl "Bobo" Olson

82 die in a disaster at the Le Mans car race.

Commercial TV begins broadcasting in Britain.

U.S. and U.S.S.R. announce that they will launch earth satellites in the International Geophysical Year 1957-58

Ohio State wins Rose Bowl football game from Southern California 20-7

Brooklyn (NL) wins World Series, 4-3, over New York (AL)



SCIENCE/MEDICINE


Ultra high frequency waves produced at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Atomically generated power first used in the U.S. (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Dorothy Hodgkin discovers a liver extract for treating pernicious anemia (vitamin B-12)

Bundy, Hall, Strong, and Wentorf report on the artificial manufacture of diamonds at 2,700 degrees C



MUSIC FIELD


Popular sonngs:
"The Yellow Rose of Texas"...."Davy Crockett"...."Rock Around The Clock"...."Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing"...."What Ever Lola Wants"...."Sixteen Tons"

Cole Porter: "Silk Stockings"



FILM

"Smiles Of A Summer Night" (Ingmar Bergman)
"Les Grandes Manoeuvres" (Rene Clair)
"Marty", Acadamy Award (Ernest Borgnine)
"The Rose Tattoo" (Anna Magnani)
"The Seven Year Itch" (Billy Wilder)
"Rififi" (Jules Dassin)
"Richard 111" (Laurence Olivier)



THEATER/LITERATURE


8,420 public libraries in U.S.

Agatha Christie: "Witness for the Prosecution"
Valdimir Nabokov: "Lolita"
Kay Thompson: "Eloise"
Arthur Miller: "A View from the Bridge" and "A Memory of Two Mondays"
J. Lawrence and R.E. Lee: "Inherit The Wind"
William Inge: "Bus Stop"
Sloan Wilson: "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"
John O'Hara: "Ten North Fredrick"
Herman Wouk: "Marjorie Morningstar"



MILITARY/POLITICS


U.S.S.R. decrees end of war with Germany

Churchill resigns; succeeded by Anthony Eden

Germany becomes NATO member

Peron resigns from Argentinian presidency

President Eisenhower suffers heart attack

Raids on Israel -Jordan border increase

U.S. Air Force Academy opens, modeled after West Point and Annapolis

A.F.L. and C.I.O. merge; new president George Meany

Blacks in Montgomery, Ala., boycott segregated city bus lines

President Eisenhower appoints John M. Harlan to the Supreme Court



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