On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1955

Historical Events

  • Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
  • KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
  • Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Nickels, American politician (Mayor of Seattle, 2002–), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer, born in Bykovo, Russia
  • Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York
1955 Highlights

About August 7, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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