On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1955

Historical Events

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

Notable FireworksMiss Atomic Pageant

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

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Linda Lawson is the winner of the 1955 Miss Atomic Pageant, with a mushroom cloud crown for good measure
Linda Lawson is the winner of the 1955 Miss Atomic Pageant, with a mushroom cloud crown for good measure
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Famous Birthdays

  • Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nick Feldman, English 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? 65 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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