What Happened on April 30, 1955

Historical Events

  • Cuban bandleader PĂ©rez Prado's mambo version of "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • Element atomic number 101, Mendelevium, announced
  • Imperial Bank of India nationalized
  • West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & higher wages
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), dies at 69

About April 30, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 5 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