What Happened on May 31, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to rail strike
  • US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • Laura Baugh, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), dies in crash in Indianapolis 500 at 36
  • Raoul Gunsbourg, composer, dies at 95