What Happened on July 13, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Conference meetingConference of Interest

Industrialist Cyrus Eaton first offers to host a conference on dangers of nuclear weapons in Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris White, British jazz-rock saxophonist (Dire Straights), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor, dies at 59
  • Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging