On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • John E. Sweeney, American politician
  • Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter

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