On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Honeymooners" premieres
  • Baltimore Colts fullback Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in NFL history to top 100 yards rushing in his first 2 games; totals 153 against Detroit Lions after 194 yards in debut v Chicago Bears
  • Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
  • WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Duško Tadić, Bosnian Serb
  • Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Christie, American film studio owner, dies at 75