On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)

Famous Deaths

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