On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1955

Historical Events

  • India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy
  • Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Tadeusz Jarecki, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 66
1955 Highlights

About May 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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