On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
  • 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Teresa Ann Savoy, British actress in Italian Films (Caligula; Salon Kitty), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC, 1972-82 - "Generals And Majors"), born in Wiltshire, England
  • Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
1955 Highlights

About July 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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