1955 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 124 of 124


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 21 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Sep 23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • Sep 25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • Sep 25 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Sep 28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • Oct 2 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 4 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • Oct 9 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • Oct 23 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
  • Oct 30 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Nov 6 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • Nov 12 E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf inaugural inductees in Racing Hall of Fame
  • Nov 20 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ
  • Nov 20 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ
  • Nov 26 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
  • Nov 26 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Dec 5 American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merge, with George Meany as President
  • Dec 6 New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins "$64,000 Question" with topic of boxing
  • Dec 8 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Los Angeles Rams 38-14
  • Dec 28 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 167 of 167

  • Aug 8 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • Aug 9 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • Aug 9 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
  • Aug 10 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1984)

Person of interestBetsy King

Aug 13 Betsy King, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 13 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
  • Aug 13 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • Aug 15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Aug 19 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • Aug 20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 29 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 30 Richard "Butch" Johnson, archer (Olymp-gold-1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • Sep 5 Bruno Zarrillo, Italian-Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Sep 6 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Sep 10 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
  • Sep 17 Scott William Simpson, PGA golfer (1987 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 22 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 22 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • Sep 25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer
  • Sep 25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 29 Vicki Fergon, LPGA golfer (1979 Lady Stroh's), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 4 Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • Oct 4 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 5 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 6 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • Oct 8 Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
  • Oct 9 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)

Person of interestVictor Pecci

Oct 15 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • Oct 15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Oct 20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Oct 24 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • Oct 25 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Nov 2 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • Nov 10 Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres)
  • Nov 14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • Nov 17 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • Nov 17 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • Nov 21 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • Nov 22 James Edwards, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Nov 22 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 22 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player

Person of interestIan Botham

Nov 24 Ian Botham, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder), born in Heswall, Cheshire, England

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Nov 24 Scott Mabon Hoch, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Bob Walk, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • Nov 27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer
  • Nov 30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • Dec 1 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 4 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 6 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • Dec 8 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • Dec 11 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Lenore Rittenhouse, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 12 Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
  • Dec 14 Jane Crafter, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • Dec 19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • Dec 22 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
  • Dec 27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport