What Happened on October 27, 1955

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • Argentine peso devalued

Nobel Prize

Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Clark Griffith, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB ERA leader 1898 Chicago Colts/Orphans) and manager (Chicago WS, NY Highlanders, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Sens [owner]), dies at 85
  • Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66

About October 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 27 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