What Happened on October 26, 1955

Historical Events

  • British troops occupy Saudi Arabian oil field at Boeraimi
  • First edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published

Historic Event

Ngô Đình Diệm proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as President

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Brewer, American operatic soprano, born in Grand Tower, Illinois
  • Stephen K Robinson, American PhD, and astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Ross [Rosenthal], American stage (Bus Stop), and screen character actor (The Telltale Clue), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
1955 Highlights

About October 26, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: The Man From Laramie - Jimmy Young