What Happened on March 7, 1955

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

7th Emmy Awards: "Make Room for Daddy", Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win

  • Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter

Television Debut

Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers

1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India
  • Tommy Kramer, American College Football HOF quarterback (Rice University; NFL Comeback Player of the Year & Pro Bowl 1986 Minnesota Vikings), born in San Antonio, Texas
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), dies at 66

About March 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 27 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