On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st West German officers sworn in

Hall of Fame

Eddie Arcaro, Earl Sande and George Woolf inaugural inductees in (Horse) Racing Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie McKeown, Scottish pop vocalist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Tito Lupini, Italian rugby union prop (11 Tests; Rovigo) and coach (Rovigo), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)
  • Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), dies at 64
1955 Highlights

About November 12, 1955

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

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