What Happened on August 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • Hurricane Diane kills 200 & 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
  • WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)