On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)

Famous Deaths

  • James P. Johnson, American jazz composer and pianist (Charleston), dies at 64
1955 Highlights

About November 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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