On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
  • British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

Music History

Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey forward (record for most consecutive NHL games 964; Stanley Cup 1976-79 Montreal Canadiens), born in Brantford, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • John W. Davis, American politician and United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, dies at 81
1955 Highlights

About March 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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