On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1955

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 66 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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