On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Schepers, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Tienen, Belgium
  • Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman and president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, born in Heraklion, Greece