What Happened on September 23, 1955

Historical Events

Emmett Till Killers Found Not Guilty

All male, 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; the two later sell an interview admitting to the murder

  • Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About September 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman