On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1955

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Sports History

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 Deaths

  • Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
1955 Highlights

About January 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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