1955 in sports
1955 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
|Years:||1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958|
- Victorian Football League
- South Australian National Football League
- April 30: West Torrens 9.12 (66) draws Norwood 8.18 (66) at Thebarton Oval. It is the first senior SANFL drawn match since West Adelaide 15.14 (104) drew with Port Adelaide 16.8 (104) on 24 May 1941. The intervening 788-game gap constitutes easily the longest non-occurrence of draws in SANFL history and is twice as long as the V/AFL or VFA record, but has been bettered twice in the WAFL.
- October 1: Port Adelaide 15.11 (101) defeats Norwood 5.8 (38) for their second consecutive premiership
- West Australian Football League
- Philadelphia Athletics move to Kansas City, Missouri and become the Kansas City Athletics
- April 23 – The White Sox tally a franchise record 29 runs at Kansas City. Sherm Lollar is 5-for-6 with a pair of home runs and five RBI, while reserve outfielder Bob Nieman and infielder Walt Dropo drive in seven runs apiece, and Chico Carrasquel hits 5-for-6 with five runs in the 29-6 victory over the Athletics
- World Series – October 4 – The Brooklyn Dodgers win 4 games to 3 over the New York Yankees; Series MVP is pitcher Johnny Podres, Brooklyn
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – San Francisco wins 76-73 over La Salle
- NBA Finals – The Syracuse Nationals beat the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 3 to win the NBA title
- Eurobasket 1955, the ninth European basketball championship, is won by Hungary
- March 1 – Allen Fieldhouse opens at the University of Kansas as the Jayhawks defeat Kansas State
- Bayi Basketball Club, officially founded in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.(as predecessor for Bayi Rockets, as known well for professional basketball club in China)
- Masters Tournament – Cary Middlecoff
- U.S. Open – Jack Fleck
- British Open – Peter Thomson
- PGA Championship – Doug Ford
- PGA Tour money leader – Julius Boros – $63,122
- Ryder Cup – United States team wins 8-4 over the British team.
- The first Cane Pace is held at Yonkers Raceway.
- Little Brown Jug for pacers won by Quick Chief
- Cane Pace won by Quick Chief
- The United States Trotting Triple Crown races are established. Scott Frost will win the first ever crown.
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- August 31 – In one of the most famous match races in thoroughbred racing history, Nashua beats Swaps at Washington Park racetrack, Swaps only loss in nine starts as a three-year-old. Nashua's owner-breeder, William Woodward, Jr., dreams of owning a Derby winner, and plans to send Nashua to England to train toward that goal but is shot dead by his wife on October 31 before he can proceed.
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Toparoa
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Ace Marine
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Ribot
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Panaslipper
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Ted Kennedy, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Stanley Cup – Detroit Red Wings win 4 games to 3 over the Montreal Canadiens
- World Hockey Championship – Men's champion: Canada's Penticton Vees win 5-0 over the USSR
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – University of Michigan Wolverines defeat Colorado College Tigers 5-3 in Colorado Springs
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Ken Rosewall (Australia) defeats Lew Hoad (Australia) 9–7, 6–4, 6–4
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Beryl Penrose Collier (Australia) defeats Thelma Coyne Long (Australia) 6–4, 6–3
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Tony Trabert (USA) defeats Kurt Nielsen (Denmark) 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Louise Brough Clapp (USA) defeats Beverly Baker Fleitz (USA) 7–5, 8–6
- March 16 to 20 – Volleyball at the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City
- Men's Tournament
- Gold Medal: USA
- Silver Medal: Mexico
- Bronze Medal: Brazil
- Women's Tournament
- Gold Medal: Mexico
- Silver Medal: USA
- Bronze Medal: Brazil
- Men's Tournament
- Nite, Norm N. (1992). Rock On Almanac: The First Four Decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Chronology (2nd ed.). New York: Harper Collins. p. 26. ISBN 0-06-273157-2.
- Jervis, Lawrie (1954-08-31). "Redlegs, North Have Played Many Draws". News. Adelaide. p. 43.
- This excludes the wartime competition of 1942 to 1944.