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
Playwright
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, composer, dies at 66
1955 Highlights

About May 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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