On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1955

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
1955 Highlights

About December 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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