On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.

President of General Motors Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors
Harlow Curtice

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss (D-Company), born in Khed, Ratnagiri, India
  • Michigan J. Frog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "One Froggy Evening"

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)


1955 Highlights

About December 31, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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