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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1955. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

USS Nautilus the first nuclear-powered submarine
USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine, puts to sea for the first time, from Groton, Connecticut. more ...

February

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is born. With Steve Wozniak, he will found Apple & become a huge influence in personal computing more ...

March

Bill Haley and the Comets
The Blackboard Jungle premieres in the United States. The film track features Rock Around the Clock, by Bill Haley & His Comets more ...

April

Albert Einstein
Physicist Albert Einstein dies. He developed the general theory of relativity & discovered the law of the photoelectric effect more ...

May

Tennessee Williams
The Pulitzer prize is awarded to Tennessee Williams for his play 'Cat on Hot Tin Roof', set in a Mississippi plantation more ...

June

Johnny Carson
The 'Johnny Carson Show' debuts on CBS-TV. It is short lived, but Carson would later host 'The Tonight Show' for 30 years more ...

July

Disneyland Fairy Castle
Disneyland opens to the public in Anaheim, California. It is the only Disney theme park to be designed by Walt Disney more ...

August

First edition of the Guinness Book of Records
Initially conceived as a give away, the first edition of the Guinness Book of Records, edited by the McWhirter twins is published more ...

September

James Dean in Giant
James Dean dies when his Porsche 550 Spyder has a head-on crash with another car on Route 466. He was just 24 years old more ...

October

Bill Gates
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is born. He will co-found Microsoft with Paul Allen & become a multi-billionaire more ...

November

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash, 'The Man in Black', makes his 1st chart appearance with 'Cry Cry Cry'. He wrote the song in one night more ...

December

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery Alabama for refusing to move to the back of bus, to make room for a white passenger more ...

Unknown Month In 1955

1955
Steve Jobs & Bill Gates are born - Albert Einstein dies - Disneyland opens - Rosa Parks is arrested - James Dean dies more ...
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