What Happened on August 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 77 in the US eastern seaboard and mid-atlantic states
  • WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Carr, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1976; LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Portland TBs), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Larry Mathews [Mazzeo], American child actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Ritchie"), born in Burbank, California
Born in 1955

About August 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman