On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
  • KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Pakistan and India play out a draw in the 5th cricket Test at the National Stadium in Karachi; 5 Test series drawn 0-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist, founded Panzi Hospital (Noble Peace Prize 2018), born in Bukavu, Belgian Congo
  • Jimmy Fortune, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
1955 Highlights

About March 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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