On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1955

Historical Events

  • Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 15 mile (1:14:01) & 25,000m (1:16:36)

Famous Birthdays

  • Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Roger O'Donnell, British rock keyboardist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in East London, England
1955 Highlights

About October 29, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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