People in England can buy the first Guinness Book of Records on August 27, 1955.
It has 198 pages. It has many records, for example the tallest man, the heaviest twins, the longest television show, and the highest mountain.
It has also world sports records, for example the fastest mile, the highest jump, and the longest distance which people can swim underwater. These records are very popular.
The Guinness Book of Records is a big hit. People quickly buy all 50,000 copies of the book. The book starts to be popular in other countries too. People can buy a new Guinness Book of Records every year.