On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Catharina "Nina" Hagen, German punk rock singer, and actress (The Go-Blue Girl), born in East Berlin, East Germany

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)
1955 Highlights

About March 11, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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