On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1955

Historical Events

  • King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown

Boxing Title Fight

Rocky Marciano beats Don Cockell by TKO in the 9th round at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Winger, American actress (Terms of Endearment, Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Hazel O'Connor, British singer-songwriter ("Eighth Day"; "Will You?"),and actress (Breaking Glass), born in Coventry, England
  • Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5 x MLB All Star; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1991 Minnesota Twins, 1992-93 Toronto Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Olga Korbut

Olga Korbut, Soviet-Belarusian gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), dies at 45
1955 Highlights

About May 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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