On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1955

Historical Events

Historic Event

Argentine ex-president Juan Perón arrives in Nicaragua

  • Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • First virus crystallized (announced)


Scientists Carlton E. Schwerdt and Fred L. Schaffer announce they have crystallized the pure polio virus, meaning they can better determine the virus' chemical and biological properties

Famous Birthdays

  • Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
1955 Highlights

About November 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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