January 1955

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The following events occurred in January 1955:

January 1, 1955 (Saturday)Edit

January 2, 1955 (Sunday)Edit

  • The Swedish cargo ship Rosafred runs aground off Stockholm. All 22 crew are rescued by another Swedish ship, K A Wallenberg.[3]
  • Died: José Antonio Remón Cantera, 46, president of Panama, assassinated by shooting by unknown assailants at a race track in Panama City, along with one of his bodyguards[4]

January 3, 1955 (Monday)Edit

January 4, 1955 (Tuesday)Edit

January 5, 1955 (Wednesday)Edit

January 6, 1955 (Thursday)Edit

January 7, 1955 (Friday)Edit

January 8, 1955 (Saturday)Edit

January 9, 1955 (Sunday)Edit

January 10, 1955 (Monday)Edit

January 11, 1955 (Tuesday)Edit

January 12, 1955 (Wednesday)Edit

January 13, 1955 (Thursday)Edit

January 14, 1955 (Friday)Edit

January 15, 1955 (Saturday)Edit

  • British cargo ship Sudbury Hill runs aground off Bermuda but is refloated undamaged.[16]
  • Died:

January 16, 1955 (Sunday)Edit

January 17, 1955 (Monday)Edit

January 18, 1955 (Tuesday)Edit

January 19, 1955 (Wednesday)Edit

January 20, 1955 (Thursday)Edit

January 21, 1955 (Friday)Edit

January 22, 1955 (Saturday)Edit

January 23, 1955 (Sunday)Edit

  • Sutton Coldfield rail crash: An express passenger train traveling from York to Bristol, England, derails as a result of excessive speed on a sharp curve. The fourth carriage is knocked into the air causing it to drag along the station roof, damaging both the roof and the platforms on either side. Seventeen people, including the train crew, are killed and 25 are injured. Local people prevent a worse accident by warning an oncoming train.[18]
  • Born: Paul Dörflinger, German footballer (d. 1982 of colorectal cancer)[19]

January 24, 1955 (Monday)Edit

January 25, 1955 (Tuesday)Edit

January 26, 1955 (Wednesday)Edit

January 27, 1955 (Thursday)Edit

January 28, 1955 (Friday)Edit

January 29, 1955 (Saturday)Edit

  • Died: Hans Hedtoft, 51, Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-1950, 1953-1955)

January 30, 1955 (Sunday)Edit

  • Beginning of the fifth Cabinet of Josip Broz Tito V

January 31, 1955 (Monday)Edit

  • Died: John Mott, 89, US YMCA leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Telegrams in Brief". The Times (53129). London. 3 January 1955. col G, p. 4.
  4. ^ "Assassins Fire From Ambush At Race Track". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 3, 1955. pp. 1, 4.
  5. ^ Historic England, "Church of the Holy Cross (1296322)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 June 2012
  6. ^ Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). Rommel's Desert Commanders — The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941–42. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3510-9. p. 34.
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  12. ^ Isenberg, Michael T., Shield of the Republic: The United States Navy in an Era of Cold War and Violent Peace, Volume I: 1945-1962, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-09911-8, p. 613.
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  15. ^ "Ship's Crew Saved By Helicopter". The Times (53139). London. 14 January 1955. col F, p. 8.
  16. ^ "Ships In Trouble In Atlantic". The Times (53142). London. 18 January 1955. col C, p. 8.
  17. ^ "Air Attack On Swatow". The Times (53145). London. 20 January 1955. col A, p. 8.
  18. ^ Jones, Douglas V. (1994). "Chapter XIV: 1955–1965". The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield - A Commemorative History. Westwood Press. ISBN 0-9502636-7-2.
  19. ^ "Spieler". FC Basel Archiv (in German). Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv". Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  20. ^ Bradley, James; Powers, Ron (2006). Flags of Our Fathers (2006 ed.). Bantam Books. p. 503. ISBN 978-0-553-58908-5.
  21. ^ ."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2015-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2015-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  23. ^ British Parliament by-election: 1955