What Happened on January 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad

  • USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy

Famous Weddings

Stanley Kubrick

Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)

Famous Deaths

  • Yves Tanguy, French-American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
1955 Highlights

About January 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 15 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