On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Arsenio Hall, US comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Bill Laswell, US bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Daniele Masala, Italian pentathelete (Olympics 1976), born in Rome, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • S Z Sakall, [Gerö Jenö], Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 72
  • Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71