What Happened on May 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
  • Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Winger, actress (Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)

Famous Deaths

  • James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY