What Happened on August 12, 1955

Historical Events

  • 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
  • Hurricane Connie makes landfall near Fort Macon, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm

Historic Event

US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour

  • 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

Thomas MannThomas Mann (1875-1955)

German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), dies at 80

1955 Highlights

About August 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman