What Happened on February 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
  • Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Novelist Mo Yan
Novelist
Mo Yan

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Famous Deaths

  • Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52