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), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
Born in 1955

Famous Weddings

William Shockley

Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

1955 Highlights

About November 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets