On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1955

Historical Events

Sports History

80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6

  • Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria
  • Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins; defending champion Bill Vukovich killed in a crash while seemingly on his way to an unprecedented third consecutive Indy 500

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, born in Cummins, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
1955 Highlights

About May 28, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Eddie Calvert