On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1955

Historical Events

  • World's most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, launched

Famous Birthdays

Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1988), born in Dawsonville, Georgia

  • Darrell Hammond, American comedian (SNL), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
1955 Highlights

About October 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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