What Happened on May 9, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)