What Happened on March 12, 1955

Famous Deaths

Charlie Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955)

American jazz saxophonist (Ornithology) and composer, dies of pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer at 34 in NYC

  • Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis [The Kaiser's Coolies]; Stalingrad), dies at 63
1955 Highlights

About March 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford