What Happened on March 16, 1955

Historical Events

  • Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

Sports History

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

Historic Event

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


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? 67 years, 8 months and 11 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