On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1955

Historical Events

  • Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

Famous Birthdays

  • Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money; The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sam Coppersmith, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
1955 Highlights

About May 22, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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