On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1955

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota

Famous Deaths

  • Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, dies at 84
1955 Highlights

About September 21, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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