On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • Indian parliament accepts Hindu divorce
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers

Famous Birthdays

  • Melinda Culea, American actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Roddy Radiation [Byers], British ska and rockabilly guitarist, singer, and songwriter (The Specials - "Hey' Little Rich Girl"; The Skabillys), born in Keresley, Coventry, England
1955 Highlights

About May 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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