On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1955

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • 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? 65 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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