On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1955

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
  • 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? 65 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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