On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1955

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Sims, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1978, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl 1980–82, Detroit Lions), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

  • American actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds American singer Eddie Fisher (27); divorce in 1959

Che Guevara

Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico


1955 Highlights

About September 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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