On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1955

Historical Events

Historic Event

Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
1955 Highlights

About August 4, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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