On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1955

Historical Events

  • 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
  • Atkinson & Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day v Aust
  • Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestYun Fat Chow

Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong


Famous Deaths

  • Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator (Bethune-Cookman College) and civil rights leader, dies at 79
1955 Highlights

About May 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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