On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist (The Poisonwood Bible), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician (Rep-D-Ore 1999-2011), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • John Campbell, Canadian harness racing driver (6 x Hambletonian Stakes; 3 x Yonkers Trot; 8 x Kentucky Futurity), born in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
  • Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th franchise), born in Auburn, California
1955 Highlights

About April 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries