On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
  • "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Simon Rattle, English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
1955 Highlights

About January 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn