On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1955

Historical Events

  • Photography exhibition "The Family of Man" curated by Edward Steichen opens at MOMA, New York, "greatest photographic enterprise ever undertaken"

Famous Birthdays

  • James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
1955 Highlights

About January 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius