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, JApan
  • Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
Born in 1955

Famous Weddings

Charles Manson

American murderer Charles Manson (20) weds American waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17); divorce in 1958

1955 Highlights

About January 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 7 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