On This Day

April 3, 1955 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39
  • Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg

Birthdays in History

  • Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel and cosmonaut, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2012)