On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiromi Ōta, Japanese pop singer (Momen no handkerchief), born in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Joe Doherty, Irish IRA activist (jailed in US), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Wyatt Knight, American actor (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert P.T. Coffin, American poet ("Strange Holiness", Pulitzer Prize, 1936), writer, and editor (Yankee Magazine), dies of a heart attack at 62
1955 Highlights

About January 20, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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