On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1955

Historical Events

  • Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL President Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the season after he viciously attacked an opponent; Riots ensued in Montreal

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Eisenhower upholds the use of atomic weapons in case of war

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer

Famous Deaths

  • Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75
  • Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)
1955 Highlights

About March 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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