On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1955

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

American golfer Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the Peach Blossom LPGA Tournament in Spartanburg, South Carolina, her final victory before her death the following year

Sports History

Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter in Indians' 2-0 win v Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Stadium

Miss Atomic Pageant

Showgirl Linda Lawson is crowned "Miss-Cue" in the Atomic Pageant, after the Operation Cue test is repeatedly delayed by high winds


Famous Birthdays

  • Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nick Feldman, British pop-new wave musician (Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight), born in London, England
1955 Highlights

About May 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra, The King of the Mambo