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

  • Peeter Vähi, Estonian contemporary classical, choral, and electro-acoustic composer (Between Heaven and Earth), born in Tartu, Estonia [1]

Yun Fat ChowYun Fat Chow (67 years old)

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? 67 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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