On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1955

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Rebel Without a Cause", directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is released

Actor James Dean
James Dean
  • Argentine peso devalued
  • Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66
1955 Highlights

About October 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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