What Happened on August 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Roberta Wallach, actress (Civil Wars), born in NYC, New York
  • Tim Dunigan, American Actor

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred L├ępine, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
  • Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
  • Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75