On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1955

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBetsy King

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

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 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
1955 Highlights

About August 13, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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