What Happened on August 19, 1955

Historical Events

  • 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • Hurricane Diane kills 200 people, becomes 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • US raises import duty on bicycles 50%

Radio History

WINS radio (New York City), announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B records (DJ's play Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame," not Pat Boone's)


Famous Birthdays

  • (Edgar) "Ned" Yost, American MLB baseball catcher, 1980-85 and manager, 2003-2019 (Minnesota Twins; Kansas City Royals - World Series win, 2015), born in Eureka, California
  • Peter Gallagher, American actor (Summer Lovers; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; The Player; The O.C. - "Sandy"), and singer, born in New York City
1955 Highlights

About August 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman