What Happened on May 9, 1955

Historical Events

  • German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish opera, lieder, and rock mezzo-soprano (For The Stars, with Elvis Costello), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician (President, 1991-95; Prime Minister, 1995-2012), born in Adwa, Ethiopian Empire (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? 67 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

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