What Happened on October 8, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Elliott, American professional auto racer (Daytona-1978), born in Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)