What Happened on September 16, 1955

Historical Events

  • Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories

Sports History

Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt


Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Ellis, English television presenter (Blue Peter, Jigsaw), born in Kent
  • Liz Knights, English publisher (Victor Gollancz), born in Hayes Common, England (d. 1996)
  • Robin Yount, American Baseball HOF shortstop/center fielder (AL MVP 1982, 89; 3 x MLB All Star; Milwaukee Brewers; 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer, born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1955 Highlights

About September 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman