March 1955 in history

March 1955 events chronologically

Mar 2 King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1955

Mar 11 Nina Hagen a German singer and actress. Born in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic, Hagen first pursued her career in the mid 1970s. In 1974, she joined the band Automobil. During that time she appeared in a number of German movies. After moving to West Berlin in 1976, she formed the Nina Hagen Band and signed with CBS Records. The band released two album before Hagen decided to pursue her career as a solo artist
Mar 17 Gary Sinise an American actor, film director, and musician. During his career, he has won various awards including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award, while also being nominated for an Academy Award
Mar 17 Cynthia McKinney an American politician and activist. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She was the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House
Mar 19 Bruce Willis an American actor, producer, and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic and action roles. He is also known for his role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has appeared in over sixty films, including Pulp Fiction , 12 Monkeys , The Fifth Element , Armageddon , The Sixth Sense , Unbreakable , Sin City and The Expendables 2
Mar 27 Mariano Rajoy the Prime Minister of Spain, elected on 20 November 2011. He has been leader of the People's Party since 2004
Mar 28 Reba McEntire an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall. He brought her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983
Mar 31 Angus Young a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1973 and have released 15 studio albums. The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the third all time highest-selling album worldwide

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1955

Mar 11 Alexander Fleming a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain
Mar 12 Charlie Parker an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Mar 16 Nicolas de Staël a painter known for his use of a thick impasto and his highly abstract landscape painting. He also worked with collage, illustration and textiles
Mar 19 Leonid Govorov a Soviet military commander. An artillery officer, he joined the Red Army in 1920. He graduated from several Soviet military academies, including the Military Academy of Red Army General Staff. He participated in the Winter War as a senior artillery officer
Mar 19 Mihály Károlyi briefly Hungary's leader in 1918–19 during the short-lived Hungarian Democratic Republic. He served as Prime Minister between 1 – 16 November 1918 and as President between 16 November 1918 – 21 March 1919
Mar 23 Arthur Bernardes a Brazilian politician in the early 20th century. Born in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, he was elected Governor of Minas Gerais in 1918. In 1922, he was elected President of Brazil and served until 1926. Facing a military rebellion, Bernardes ruled under a state of siege during most of the course of his term
Mar 24 John W. Davis an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia from 1911 to 1913, then as Solicitor General of the United States and US Ambassador to the UK under President Woodrow Wilson. Over a 60-year legal career, he argued 140 cases before the US Supreme Court