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Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California

The first atomic-generated electrical power is sold commercially, powering Arco, Idaho

Half of all U.S. households had TV sets by 1955, few programs were broadcast in color until the mid-1960s

 

In 1955:

1955 Sony TR-55

Sony builds Japans first transistor radio

Inventions in 1955

34th President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
January 20th 1953 - January 20th 1961
Republican

Photo: Warner Bros.

The average house cost $19,568
Equivalent today: $159,878

The average car cost $1,900
Equivalent today: $15,524

The average wage was $3,301
Equivalent today: $26,970

1955 Fiat V8 Berlinetta Coupe

1955 East of Eden

Directed by Elia Kazan and starring James Dean

Photo: Sony Corporation

Photo: uzvards