On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1955

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer and actress (Down Argentine Way), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, dies of cancer at 21
1955 Highlights

About August 5, 1955

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

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