What Happened on June 26, 1955

Historical Events

  • Freedom Charter signed in South Africa

Sports History

LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play

Famous Birthdays

  • Mick Jones, English rock guitarist and singer (The Clash, 1976-83 - "Rock The Casbah"; Big Audio Dynamite, 1984-97 - "Rush"), born in London, England
  • Philippe Streiff, French auto racer (55 x F1 Grand Prix; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1981 runner-up; French Formula 3 C'ship 1981), born in La Tronche, France (d. 2022)
Born in 1955

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

About June 26, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Unchained Melody - Jimmy Young