On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1955

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Moulding, English pop bassist, and songwriter (XTC - "Generals And Majors" ), born in Swindon, England
  • Kevin Welch, American country songwriter ("True Love Never Dies"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Richard Hilton, American heir, father of Paris and Nicky Hilton, born in Los Angeles, California
1955 Highlights

About August 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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