On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1955

Historical Events

  • US Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage

Famous Birthdays

  • Kazumasa Akiyama, Japanese jazz-fusion guitarist (Dig My Style), born in Tokyo
  • Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Weddings

Charles Manson

Murderer Charles Manson (20) weds waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17)

Famous Deaths

  • Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
1955 Highlights

About January 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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