What Happened on January 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies