On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harold Arlen and Truman Capote' musical "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances

  • WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Liaqat Ali, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (Pakistan for six Tests 1975-79), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • Stan Lynch, American rock drummer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1976-94), producer, and songwriter, born in Gainesville, Florida
1955 Highlights

About May 21, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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