On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1955

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

19th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Cary Middlecoff wins by a record 7 strokes ahead of Ben Hogan

  • 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely (last woman to be executed in the UK)

Famous Birthdays

  • Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England

Famous Deaths

  • Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and paleontologist (The Phenomenon of Man), dies at 73
1955 Highlights

About April 10, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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