What Happened on August 2, 1955

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • (Bryan) "Butch" Vig, American record producer (Nirvana -Nevermind; Smashing Pumpkins; Foo Fighters), songwriter, and drummer (Garbage), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Anne Lacaton, French architect (Lacaton & Vassal, Pritzker Prize 2021), born in Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière, France
  • Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 54
  • Rupprecht, last crown prince of Bavaria and German fieldmarshall during WWI, dies at 86
  • Wallace Stevens, American poet (The Auroras of Autumn), dies at 75
1955 Highlights

About August 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman