On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
  • Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies
1955 Highlights

About August 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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