On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Hedtoft, 14th Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-50, 53-55), dies at 51