On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1955

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 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? 65 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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