What Happened on August 28, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17

Murder of Emmett Till

Chicago black teenager Emmett Till is kidnapped, beaten and shot dead by white men in Money, Mississippi; his killers are eventually acquitted, but the case helps ignite the US civil rights movement.

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, dies in a car accident at 27

Emmett Till (1941-1955)

American lynching victim, kidnapped in Money, Mississippi and lynched at 14

About August 28, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman