What Happened on January 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7
  • 21st Sugar Bowl: #5 Navy beats #6 Mississippi, 21-0
  • 41st Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #17 Southern California, 20-7
  • Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
  • WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago White Sox), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Mary Beard, English classical scholar (University of Cambridge), born in Much Wenlock, England
1955 Highlights

About January 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers