On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1955

Historical Events

LPGA Championship

1st LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs

  • Arco, Idaho, becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist, born in Columbiana, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73
1955 Highlights

About July 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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