What Happened on August 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, of cancer aged 21