What Happened on February 24, 1955

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Cole Porter's final Broadway musical "Silk Stockings", loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel's "Ninotchka", opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 478 performances

  • Pact of Baghdad signed between Iraq & Turkey

Famous Birthdays

Alain ProstAlain Prost (67 years old)

French Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93), born in Lorette, France

  • Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio

Steve JobsSteve Jobs (1955-2011)

American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California


1955 Highlights

About February 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Softly, Softly - Ruby Murray