On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • John E. Sweeney, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1999-2007), born in Troy, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Marion Eugene Bauer, American composer, dies at 57
1955 Highlights

About August 9, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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