What Happened on July 2, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Open Women's Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament's first overseas winner

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

HeartWedding of Interest

NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 82