On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1955

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's Inc. fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman who died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1997)
  • Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in CuraƧao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), born in Copley Township, Ohio (d. 2015)
1955 Highlights

About April 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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