What Happened on March 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the 1955 season

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer

Famous Deaths

  • Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75
  • Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)