On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1955

Historical Events

  • 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

Film release premierFilm Release

Black Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers", directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness is released in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Turkish government of Menderes forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), dies at 69
1955 Highlights

About December 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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