1955 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1955 in the United Kingdom. The year is marked by changes of leadership for both principal political parties.

1955 in the United Kingdom
Other years
1953 | 1954 | 1955 (1955) | 1956 | 1957
Constituent countries of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Popular culture

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

PublicationsEdit

BirthsEdit

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

UndatedEdit

  • Rebecca Salter, printmaker and multimedia abstract artist, President of the Royal Academy

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  31. ^ "New TV channel ends BBC monopoly". BBC News. 22 September 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
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  40. ^ "1955: Queen opens London Airport terminal". BBC News. 16 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
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