On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jackie Gleason's sitcom "The Honeymooners" debuts on CBS, replacing his variety series; production ends after 39 episodes
  • 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 politician and war criminal, born in Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Howard Hewett, American R&B 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
1955 Highlights

About October 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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