On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres on CBS television in the US
  • 9th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 3-1
  • Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
  • WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles

Famous Deaths

  • O B Clarence, English actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies at 85
1955 Highlights

About October 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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