On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
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