What Happened on January 23, 1955

Historical Events

  • Express train travelling from York to Bristol derails, killing 14 and injuring many other passengers
  • KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Reginald Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ruth Haring, American chess player & president of the US Chess Federation, born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
Born in 1955

About January 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers