On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1955

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 Straits), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Beulah Ecton Woodard, African-American sculptor, dies at 59
  • Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
1955 Highlights

About July 13, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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