On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1955

Historical Events

  • Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
  • Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
  • WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Reno, Canadian musician vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer, born in Patras, Greece
1955 Highlights

About January 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn