What Happened on April 25, 1955

Historical Events

In the Wee Small Hours

Captiol Records releases "In the Wee Small Hours", the ninth studio album by American vocalist Frank Sinatra; collection of melancholy ballads with arrangements by Nelson Riddle was an early example of a concept album and helped popularize the 12-inch format for non-classical recordings

Famous Birthdays

  • Américo Gallego, Argentine soccer midfielder (73 caps; Newell's Old Boys, River Plate) and manager (River Plate, Independiente, Newell's Old Boys), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor (The Glass Agency), born in Kabudrahang, Hamadan Province, Iran
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77
  • Paul Basilius Barth, Swiss painter and lithographer, dies at 73
1955 Highlights

About April 25, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra, The King of the Mambo