What Happened on October 7, 1955

Historical Events

  • Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

Event of Interest

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

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
Born in 1955

About October 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman