On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1955

Historical Events

Sports History

75th US National Championships Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert wins his second home title; beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 9-7, 6-3, 6-3

  • Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.

Sports History

Juan Manuel Fango in a Mercedes wins season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza to take his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from Englishman Stirling Moss

  • KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales of England 6-4, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
1955 Highlights

About September 11, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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