What Happened on October 18, 1955

Historical Events

  • Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda

Sports History

Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete

  • University of California discovers anti-proton

Famous Birthdays

  • David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • Denis Watson, South African golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up; Senior PGA C'ship 2007), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician
  • Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter

Famous Deaths

  • José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and author (The Revolt of the Masses), dies at 72
1955 Highlights

About October 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: The Man From Laramie - Jimmy Young