On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • Bruce Foxton, British rock bassist and songwriter (The Jam - "Going Underground"), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
1955 Highlights

About September 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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