On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
  • Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul

Famous Birthdays

  • John Rutherford, Scottish rugby union fly-half (42 caps; British & Irish Lions 1983), born in Selkirk, Scotland
  • Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal and supreme commander, dies at 71