On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1955

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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

  • Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

1955 Highlights

About September 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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