On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • Buddy Holley opens for Bill Haley & His Comets in Lubbeck, Texas, and impresses Nashville scout Eddie Crandall, leading to a recording contract with a mis-spelling creating "Buddy Holly"

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Ladman, American comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021) [1]

Person of interestVictor Pecci

Victor Pecci, Paraguayan Tennis Star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci

Famous Deaths

  • Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), dies of tuberculosis at 41
1955 Highlights

About October 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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