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)
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

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

About April 10, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford