On This Day

May 26, 1955 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestAlberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), dies in a testing accident at 36

Auto Racer Alberto Ascari
Auto Racer
Alberto Ascari
1955 in Sport