What Happened on August 13, 1955

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield

Famous Birthdays

Betsy KingBetsy King (67 years old)

American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

  • Charles Williams, American jazz pianist (Kansas City Jazz Orchestra), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
  • Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist, (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely),composer, and educator (William Patterson University), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England
Born in 1955
1955 Highlights

About August 13, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman