On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

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)