Video: 'Captain Kangaroo Open 1955 and Sales Presentation 80s'
(Monday, October 3, 1955, 8:00 a.m. EST) — Captain Kangaroo, a children’s television series featuring Bob Keeshan in the title role who teaches lessons in morality with the help of his friends, debuted this morning on CBS.
(Sunday, October 2, 1955, 9:30 p.m. EDT ) — Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a television anthology series featuring dramas, thrillers, and mysteries, hosted by film director Alfred Hitchcock, premiered tonight on CBS-TV.
Video: 'TV or Not TV-The Honeymooners' (aired Oct. 1, 1955)
(Saturday, October 1, 1955, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Ralph and Norton buy a TV set together and constantly fight over what to watch on tonight’s debut episode of the CBS sitcom television series The Honeymooners, based on a recurring 1951–55 Cavalcade of Stars sketch of the same name about two working-class married couples starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph.
In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 26 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.
Video: 'James Dean Crash Recreated with Broderick Crawford Intro.'
(Friday, September 30, 1955, 5:15 p.m. PST) — Actor James Dean, 24, was killed today in a two-car collision near Cholame, California, while driving a small German speedster to a sports car racing competition.
(Thursday, September 29, 1955, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — A View from the Bridge, a one-act version of the Arthur Miller play (later turned it into a two-act play), opened tonight on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre (now the Eugene O’Neill Theatre) in New York.
Directed by Martin Ritt,t he production starred Van Heflin as Eddie and Eileen Heckart as Beatrice.
Video: 'Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds/You are My Sunshine//?'
(Monday, September 26, 1955, evening EDT) — Actress Debbie Reynolds, 23, and singer Eddie Fisher, 26, were married tonight in a civil ceremony at Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills, New York, following a 15-month romance.
(Saturday, September 24, 1955, 2:00 a.m. MST) — U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a serious heart attack early this morning while on vacation in Denver. He would recover after spending six weeks in the hospital (click here to watch a clip of this from “American Experience: Nixon” at 39:44).