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
1955 Highlights

About August 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman