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* 1955 Rob Epstein, American filmmaker and journalist
* 1955 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian serial killer
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* 1955 Blind Mississippi Morris, American blues musician
* 1955 Michael Rooker, American actor
* 1955 The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
* 1955 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
* 1955 Dimitra Liani, Greek air hostess, widow of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou
* 1955 Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
* 1955 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
* 1955 Diana Scarwid, American actress
* 1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
* 1868 Paul Claudel, French poet ( d. 1955 )
* 1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel Prize laureate ( d. 1955 )
* 1955 Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer ( d. 2008 )
* 1955 Rusty Magee, American composer ( d. 2003 )
* 1955 Peter Schmuck, American columnist
* 1955 John E. Sweeney, American politician
* 1955 Keith Ahlers, English race car driver
* 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese race car driver
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* 1865 John Radecki, Australian artist ( d. 1955 )
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1955 and Winston
Macmillan served as Foreign Secretary in April December 1955 in the government of newly appointed prime minister Anthony Eden, who had taken over from the retiring Winston Churchill.
In 1955, on holiday in Sicily soon after his resignation as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill discussed with Sir John Colville and Lord Cherwell the possibility of founding a new institution.
* Run Silent, Run Deep ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1955 )
* Bill Elliott ( born 1955 ), 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion with two Daytona 500 victories ( 1985 and 1987 )
Purchased by Harry Hoyles, a local farmer and land owner, in the early 20th century, the business of milling and baking continued until 1955, run by his sons Walter, Arthur and Winston ( The Miller ).
Assuming Winston did not have the irradiation treatment done, it could have taken place any time between 1955 ( when Winston sold it ) and 1971, the year it was offered at auction.
Upon becoming a U. S. citizen, Li was able to bring his wife Sylvia and family of 2 sons, Winston and Tony, and a daughter Jeannie, to the U. S. from Hong Kong in 1955.
** Sir Winston Churchill ( 2nd Term ) ( 1951 1955 )
In 1951, Winston Churchill appointed him a junior minister in the Conservative Government 1951 1955.
* Winston Churchill in Trial and Triumph ( 1955 )
His sister Clarissa married Anthony Eden in 1952-becoming Lady Eden in 1954 when he was made a Knight of the Garter, wife of the Prime Minister when Winston Churchill retired in 1955, and later the Countess of Avon in 1961 on his elevation to the peerage.
His numerous film credits include The Dam Busters ( 1955 ) ( playing Dinghy Young ), Night of the Demon ( 1957 ), Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst ( 1957 ), Ice Cold in Alex ( 1958 ), Tunes of Glory ( 1960 ), Young Winston ( 1972 ), Gandhi ( 1982 ) and the acclaimed The Shooting Party ( 1985 ).
Cabinet of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 1955
He became a government member under Winston Churchill as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service in 1952, a post he held until December 1955, when he was made Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation by Sir Anthony Eden, entering the cabinet in January 1957, and remaining there when promoted to Minister of Defence under Harold Macmillan in 1959.

1955 and Churchill
When Eden succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister in 1955 he promoted Home to the cabinet as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
In 1955 he had been the obvious successor to Churchill, but this time there was no clear heir apparent.
After the war finished in 1945, Churchill was busy, first writing his history of that conflict and then as Prime Minister again between 1951 and 1955, and so it was not until the late 1950s, when Churchill was in his early eighties, that he was able to finish the work.
The main reason was actually that Churchill wanted to remain in the House of Commons — by 1955, Randolph's political career was ' already hopeless '.
Born in 1944, Helmer attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Southampton ( 1955 62 ), and Churchill College, Cambridge where he read mathematics, graduating in 1965.
Churchill was succeeded in 1955 by Sir Anthony Eden, whose premiership was dominated by the Suez Crisis, in which Britain, France and Israel plotted to bomb Egypt after its President Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal.
Churchill soon appointed him to the cabinet as Minister of Labour and National Service, in which post he served from 1951 to 1955.
When in 1955 Churchill retired, Swinton insisted on retiring too, and he was further ennobled as the Earl of Swinton.
In 1955 he received his Ph. D. and in 1963 he joined the University of Cambridge, where he has been a fellow at Churchill College.
He was again Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms under Churchill from 1951 to 1955 and under Sir Anthony Eden from 1955 to 1957.
Despite suffering a stroke in 1953, Churchill remained as prime minister until April 1955, when, aged 80, he resigned.

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