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.
1955 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist, born in Columbiana, Ohio
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • BronisÅ‚aw Szulc, Polish conductor and composer, dies at 73

About July 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Dreamboat - Alma Cogan