What Happened on August 3, 1955

Historical Events

  • Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing, Le Mans disaster and Bill Vukovich death at Indianapolis contributing factors
  • Belgian middle distance runner Roger Moens breaks Rudolph Harbig's long standing 800m world record (1:45.7) in Oslo, Norway
  • Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days, making landfall in North Carolina, and travelling to the Great Lakes

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Burton [Weinberg], American voice actor (Adventures in Odyssey; Dismey themeparks and films), born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lida Durdikova, Czech children's author (Children with extinguished eyes) and publisher (Père Castor), dies at 56
1955 Highlights

About August 3, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman