On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1955

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
Writer
John Grisham
  • Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
1955 Highlights

About February 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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