On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 kmĀ²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)

Person of interestJohn Grisham

John Grisham, American writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief), born in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Writer John Grisham
John Grisham
  • Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer