On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1955

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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
  • Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), born in the United States (d. 2021)

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? 66 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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