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

Historic Event

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

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? 67 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford