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 [Ryanoski], Canadian rock vocalist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer, born in Patras, Greece
1955 Highlights

About January 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney with The Mellomen