February 17, 1955 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Novelist Mo Yan
Mo Yan

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger