1955: Guinness Book of World Records is Published
After the founding of The Guinness Book of Records, the first 198-page edition was bound on this day in 1955. By Christmas, it had become the top of best sellers in England. In 1956, the book became available in the U.S. and sold 70,000 copies. Today, more than 100 million copies of the book have been sold in 100 different countries and in 37 different languages. It is the world’s best-selling copyright book ever. (Image: Guinness Book of World Records)
- 1942: Daryl Dragon (musican)
- 1943: Chuck Girard (singer)
- 1952: Paul Reubens (actor)
- 1961: Yolanda Adams (singer)
- 1969: Cesar Millan (dog trainer)
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