On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1955

Historical Events

  • 26-year-old catcher/outfielder Elston Howard becomes first African-American to play for NY Yankees; hits single with 1 RBI in 8-4 loss to Boston Red Sox
  • Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings win back-to-back titles; beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory
  • WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Simone Griffeth, American actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's), born in Savannah, Georgia
1955 Highlights

About April 14, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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