On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (Tina Turner; Ringo Starr; The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, dies at 64
1955 Highlights

About May 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra, The King of the Mambo