On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1955

Historical Events

Sports History

L.A. Dodgers option pitcher (and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager) Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Famous Birthdays

  • (Thomas) Griffin Dunne, American actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl; After Hours), and film maker, born in New York City
  • Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Black Flag), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • James Jonathan Sylvers, American keyboardist and vocalist (The Sylvers -"Boogie Fever"), born in Los Angeles, California

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee

1955 Highlights

About June 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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