What Happened on September 30, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American actor and cultural icon James Dean is killed in a car crash aged 24

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean

Famous Birthdays

  • Frankie Kennedy, flute player

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Struycken, Dutch lawyer, dies at 55

Person of interestJames Dean

James Dean, American actor and cultural icon (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), and 1st actor to be posthumously nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award, dies in a car crash at age 24

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64