On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

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? 66 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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