On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1955

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 1946 - discovered that enzymes can be crystallized), dies at 67

Person of interestThomas Mann

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

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann

1955 Highlights

About August 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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