On This Day

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

  • Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPenn Jillette

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

Magician and Author Penn Jillette
Magician and Author
Penn Jillette

Famous Deaths

  • Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
1955 Highlights

About March 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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