On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1955

Historical Events


AgreementContract of Interest

RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • James Edwards, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 1989, 90 Detroit Pistons, 1996 Chicago Bulls), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Wayne Tolleson, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, dies at 91 (b. 1864)
  • Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60
1955 Highlights

About November 22, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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