On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1955

Historical Events

  • Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • Mike Smith, English TV and radio presenter, born in Romford, Essex (d. 2014)
  • Su Ingle, British actress (Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday), born in London
  • Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Herman Woltjer, Dutch Minister of Education, dies at 76
1955 Highlights

About April 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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