What Happened on April 10, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • 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
  • Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)