On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1955

Historical Events

Historic Event

Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

Baseball Record

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

  • Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

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)

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? 66 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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