On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1955

Historical Events

  • English speed ace Donald Campbell drives Bluebird K7 to new water speed record at Ullswater in English Lakes District; first boat past 200 mph: 202.32 mph (325.60 km/h)
  • NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Famous Deaths

  • Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
  • Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State (1933-44) who established United Nation (Nobel 1945), dies at 83
  • Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
1955 Highlights

About July 23, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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