On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1955

Historical Events

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

Film Premier

Film adaptation of "The Rose Tattoo", starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster, premieres at the Astor Theatre in Times Square, NYC

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? 65 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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