On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazakhstan begins
  • KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • The first ascent of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Horsley, American actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston), born in Muleshoe, Texas
1955 Highlights

About May 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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