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 West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day v Australia
  • Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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? 66 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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