On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1955

Historical Events

  • Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
1955 Highlights

About October 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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