On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1955

Historical Events

  • KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith Whitley, American country music singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1989)

Person of interestLi Keqiang

Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79), born in Turnersville, New Jersey
1955 Highlights

About July 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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