On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1955

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

LA Dodgers option their future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for another future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker

Person of interestTim 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? 65 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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