On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1955

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 4 French Championships Men's Tennis: Defending champion Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson of Sweden 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 French Championships Women's Tennis: Angela Mortimer of England beats American Dorothy Knode 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 for her first Grand Slam singles title

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

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Jun 8 L.A. Dodgers option pitcher (and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager) Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 9 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 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 awardUS Golf Open

Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic CC: Jack Fleck wins an 18-hole playoff by 3 strokes to claim his only major title and deny Ben Hogan a record fifth US Open title

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Jun 24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play

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