On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1955

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Famous Deaths

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

About January 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn