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)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

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 16 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 19 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
  • 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, Boulder Colo, NZ athelete (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 5 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower
  • 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, 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 22 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31