On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1955

Historical Events

  • -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US
  • 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria

Famous Birthdays

  • Taher Elgamal, Egyptian scientist, born in Cairo, Egypt
1955 Highlights

About August 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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