On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1955

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland
  • WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
1955 Highlights

About August 15, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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