What Happened on December 5, 1955

Historical Events

  • American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merge to form the AFL-CIO, with George Meany as President

Historic Event

Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Alabama by Rosa Parks and other civil rights activists

Historic Event

Montgomery Improvement Association formed by Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Edgar Nixon to support the Montgomery bus protest in Montgomery, Alabama


Famous Deaths

  • Glenn Luther Martin, American pioneering aviator (founded what became Lockheed Martin), dies at 69
  • Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73
1955 Highlights

About December 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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