What Happened on July 9, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • (E Frederic Morrow is the first African American executive on US White House staff
  • Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Jimmy Smits, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Lisa Banes, Chagrin Falls OH, actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger)
  • Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Willie Wilson, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)