On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor

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