What Happened on August 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann M. Martin, American author
  • Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)

Famous Deaths

  • James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann