On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, born in Tkon, Croatia
  • Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter ("Calling All Angels"; "Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, dies of a urinary tract infection at 87
1955 Highlights

About October 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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