What Happened on March 5, 1955

Historical Events

  • 2nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 87-77
  • WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Juraj Filas, Slovak composer (Oratio Spei (Prayer of Hope)), born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) (d. 2021)
  • Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Penn JillettePenn Jillette (68 years old)

American magician (Penn & Teller) and author (God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)

About March 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 21 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