On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), dies at 69
1955 Highlights

About April 30, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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