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 interestThomas Mann

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

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann