On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1955

Historical Events

Historic Event

Fidel Castro forms the "26th of July Movement", a Cuban vanguard revolutionary organization

  • Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Score, British new wave-pop drummer (Flock Of Seagulls, 1979-86 - "I Ran So Far Away"), born in Beverley, England
  • Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • DiddĂș, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
1955 Highlights

About August 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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