On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1955

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, American golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1980), born in Lexington, Kemtucky

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Booth, English Salvationist & evangelist, dies at 97
1955 Highlights

About May 9, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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