On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1955

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • John Brennan, 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? 65 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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