On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • Peter Cox, British pop-rock singer-songwriter (Go West - "Call Me"; "King of Wishful Thinking"), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)

Famous Deaths

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

About November 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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