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

Television Debut

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
1955 History

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
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

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

About October 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman