On This Day

January 7, 1955 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Sports History

Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

Deaths in Sport

  • Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
1955 in Sport