What Happened on August 8, 1955

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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
Born in 1955

About August 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman