On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress

Famous Deaths

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