On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree

Famous Deaths

  • Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81