On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1955

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 66 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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