On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1955

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, Mexico 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)
  • John Mooney, American blues-funk guitarist, slide guitarist and singer (Bluesiana), born in East Orange, New Jersey
1955 Highlights

About April 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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