What Happened on October 19, 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • Nino DeFranco, Canadian pop guitarist (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), born in French Tunisia. (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos D├ívila, President of Government Junta of Chile (1932), dies at 68
  • John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), dies from coronary thrombosis at 41
1955 Highlights

About October 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 15 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