On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
  • EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus
  • WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Pohl, American golfer (US Masters 1982 runner-up; 2 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • Emmanuel [Acha], Mexican singer (├Źntimamente, La Chica de Humo), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • Ockie Oosthuizen, South African rugby union front rower (9 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert R. McCormick, American editor and publisher (Chicago Tribune), dies at 74
  • Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
1955 Highlights

About April 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries