What Happened on July 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist

Famous Weddings

  • Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani

HeartWedding of Interest

NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)