On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1955

Historical Events

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

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

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young
  • Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Actress Mary Martin
Mary Martin

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 football player, born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), dies at 66
1955 Highlights

About March 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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