On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1955

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • Pat Spillane, Irish Gaelic football left half forward and broadcaster (8 x All Ireland titles; Kerry), born in Templenoe, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress

Famous Deaths

  • Chief Thundercloud [Victor Daniels], Cherokee actor (The Lone Ranger, Colt .45), dies from stomach cancer at 57
1955 Highlights

About December 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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