On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1955

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

Singer Fats Domino
Fats Domino

Famous Birthdays

  • Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • Peter Gallagher, American actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild, born in Armonk, New York)
1955 Highlights

About August 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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