On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st microgravity research begins
  • Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
  • WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (WBC heavyweight champion 1986), born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2006)
1955 Highlights

About August 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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