On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1955

Historical Events

  • Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • John Hinckley Jr., American man who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Ken Schrader, American auto racer, promoter (Daytona 500 1988, 89, 90), born in Fenton, Missouri
  • Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
1955 Highlights

About May 29, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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