On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 singer
  • 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