On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1955

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 Ms-Fred 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
  • Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
  • 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? 65 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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