On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1955

Historical Events

  • Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Dengler, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 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
  • Mike Porcaro, American rock bassist (Toto, 1982-2007 "Stranger In Town"), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator

Famous Deaths

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

About May 29, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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