What Happened on March 29, 1955

Historical Events

  • Linguist Yuri Knorosov defends his master's thesis in Moscow, expanding on his new phonetic method to decipher the Mayan script (first announced in article Soviet Ethnology 1952) [1]

Famous Birthdays

Brendan Gleeson (68 years old)

Irish actor and film director (Braveheart, The Banshees of Inisherin), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Christopher Lawford, American actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dianne Kay, American actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in Tyler, Texas

Marina Sirtis (68 years old)

English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England

Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Everard Verachtert, Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Nicely pamphlet), dies at 81
  • Zlatko Baloković, Croatian-American concert violinist, dies at 69
1955 Highlights

About March 29, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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