On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1955

Historical Events

  • 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse, episode "The Chivington Raid")

  • WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, Rhode Island (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2011-18), born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
1955 Highlights

About March 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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