What Happened on October 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France