What Happened on May 1, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

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.
  • Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter

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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Famous Birthdays

  • Julien Wiener, Australian cricket opening batsman (6 Tests 1979-80), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nick Feldman, English musician