What Happened on September 22, 1955

Britain's First-Ever TV Ad

Historical Events

  • -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in the Caribbean
  • Commercial television begins in the UK with the launch of ITV, soon airs the 1st advert on UK TV, for Gibbs SR toothpaste
  • On BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denies this was to spoil the launch of rival network ITV

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Leonard, American Major League baseball player, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John BrennanJohn Brennan (67 years old)

American Director of the CIA (2013-18), born in North Bergen, New Jersey


1955 Highlights

About September 22, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman