On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1955

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Person of interestDennis Martínez

[Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44
1955 Highlights

About May 14, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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