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 fast bowler (5 Tests including Zimbabwe's 1st Test side, 11 wickets), born in Fort Victoria, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • Rick Buckler, British 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
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner (1874-1955)

American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8 x NL batting champion; 5 × NL RBI / stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 81

1955 Highlights

About December 6, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets