On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1955

Historical Events

  • McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to No. 1 and stays No. 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

  • Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Daniele Masala, Italian pentathlete (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
1955 Highlights

About February 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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