On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1955

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

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

1955 Highlights

About August 28, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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