What Happened on September 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Argentine president Juan Peron resigns & flees

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)