What Happened on May 2, 1955

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

  • WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 History

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
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

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

About May 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra, The King of the Mambo