What Happened on August 20, 1955

Historical Events

  • Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus petitions UN for Cypriot right to self-determination
  • Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • Ned Overend, American mountain bike racer (World C'ship gold cross-country 1990, bronze 1991), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
Born in 1955

About August 20, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman