On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
  • Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
  • Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • √Āngela Molina, Spanish actress (Lola, Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
1955 Highlights

About October 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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