On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1955

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
1955 Highlights

About September 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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