What Happened on December 31, 1955

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

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"
Born in 1955

Famous Weddings

Gregory Peck

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

About December 31, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets