June 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Jun 4 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 8 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 9 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
  • Jun 11 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
  • Jun 13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France
  • Jun 15 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rome the rights to host the 1960 Summer Olympic Games

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 16 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 19 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in San Francisco
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
  • Jun 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
  • Jun 1 Lorraine Moller, NZ athelete (Olympics 1996), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Jun 5 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
  • Jun 14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 15 Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 16 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • Jun 21 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • Jun 22 LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)
  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jun 28 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • Jun 30 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18 Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 10 Margaret Abbott, American golfer and 1st woman to win an Olympic event (1900), dies at 76
  • Jun 22 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31