On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1955

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

All white jury finds Roy Brant and John William Milam not guilty of the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Sumner, Mississippi, in landmark case that would help inspire civil rights movement in the US

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
1955 Highlights

About September 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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