On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

12th Golden Globes: "On The Waterfront", Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Silk Stockings" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 478 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Pact of Baghdad signed between Iraq & Turkey

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlain Prost

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio

Person of interestSteve Jobs

Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

1955 Highlights

About February 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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