On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardLPGA Championship

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

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Arco, Idaho, becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Chappell, Canadian cricketer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist, born in Columbiana, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73