On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1955

Historical Events

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

Film Release

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

Sports History

Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

  • Turkish government of Menderes forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • Kasim Sulton, American session and touring bass guitarist (Utopia; Todd Rundgren; Meatloaf), born in Staten Island, New York

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? 66 years
Leap Year: No

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