What Happened on September 19, 1955

Historical Events

Event of Interest

An army and navy revolt forces Argentine President Juan Perón to resign and flee to Paraguay

Baseball Record

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

  • Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Smith, American actor (Pirates of Penzance), and singer ("You Take My Breath Away"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Milles, Swedish sculptor (Wedding of Rivers), dies at 80
  • John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)

About September 19, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rose Marie - Slim Whitman