On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1955

Historical Events

  • 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)

Famous Deaths

  • John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist, dies at 89

Person of interestTommy Burns

Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

1955 Highlights

About May 10, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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