On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

5th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden NYC: East beats West, 100-91; MVP: Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics, G

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Battle of Yijiangshan Islands between Chinese National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1982)

Person of interestKevin Costner

Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California