On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Hahn, American sprinter, dies at 74
  • Maarten Pleun Vrij, Dutch lawyer and criminologist, dies at 59
1955 Highlights

About January 21, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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