On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1955

Historical Events

  • Britain transfers the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean to Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist, classical and film composer (Divenire), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Mary Landrieu, American politician (US Senator of Louisiana, 1997-2005) born in Arlington, Virgina
  • Steven Brust [Karl Zoltan], American sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley

1955 Highlights

About November 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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