On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39
  • Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel and cosmonaut, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2012)