On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1955

Historical Events

  • New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins "$64,000 Question" with topic of boxing

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lloyd, American singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Bright Sheng, Chinese-American concert pianist, composer, (Never Far Away; Hot Pepper), conductor, and music teacher born in Shanghai, China.
  • Malcolm Jarvis, Zimbabwean cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side), born in Fort Victoria, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • Rick Buckler, English rock drummer (The Jam), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian (Steven Wright Live), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tish Hinojosa, American country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHonus Wagner

Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), dies at 81

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1955 Highlights

About December 6, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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