What Happened on February 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks

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President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
  • Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
  • Chet Lemon, American baseball player
  • Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71