On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1955

Historical Events

  • "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
  • WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
1955 Highlights

About May 21, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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