On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1955

Historical Events

  • Dutch government of Drees resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
  • Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer, dies at 75
  • Leslie Hylton, Jamaican cricketer and West Indies fast bowler, executed and hanged for murder at 50
1955 Highlights

About May 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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