On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1955

Historical Events

  • Conference of Bandung against colonialism and for self determination, ends
  • Gaullists lose elections in France
  • KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Kingston, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1993-2015), born in Bryan, Texas
  • John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
1955 Highlights

About April 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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