On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rome the rights to host the 1960 Summer Olympic Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Hagerty, American actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
1955 Highlights

About June 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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