On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1955

Historical Events

  • Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
  • Kerry James Marshall, American artist whose works seek to challenge the marginalization of African-Americans, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
1955 Highlights

About October 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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