On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1955

Historical Events

  • 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England

Famous Birthdays

  • L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • Matthew Seligman, British studio and touring new wave rock bassist (Robyn Hitchcock; Thompson Twins; Thomas Dolby), born in Pentageia, Cyprus (d. 2020)
  • S├índor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 2021)
1955 Highlights

About July 14, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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