Historical Events in July 1955

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jul 1 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • Jul 2 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Jul 2 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • Jul 2 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 5 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work
  • Jul 7 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • Jul 8 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • Jul 9 First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • Jul 9 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • Jul 9 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

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Jul 9 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 11 Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
  • Jul 11 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
  • Jul 12 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • Jul 12 Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
  • Jul 13 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London.
  • Jul 14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • Jul 15 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 18 Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by 34 more laureates
  • Jul 16 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • Jul 17 Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Jul 17 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
  • Jul 18 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
  • Jul 18 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
  • Jul 19 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum
  • Jul 19 Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
  • Jul 21 USS Seawolf launched, 1st submarine powered by liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor

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Jul 22 Richard Nixon becomes the first US Vice President to preside over a cabinet meeting

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 22 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
  • Jul 23 NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jul 24 Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia
  • Jul 24 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
  • Jul 26 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
  • Jul 26 Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers
  • Jul 27 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation since WWII
  • Jul 27 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • Jul 28 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • Jul 29 Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 30 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Jul 31 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
  • Jul 31 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 31 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast