1955 in sports

1955 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.[1]

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

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

EnglandEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BandyEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

BowlingEdit

Nine-pin bowling

Canadian footballEdit

CyclingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

  • 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.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

VolleyballEdit

  • 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

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Jervis, Lawrie (1954-08-31). "Redlegs, North Have Played Many Draws". News. Adelaide. p. 43.
  3. ^ This excludes the wartime competition of 1942 to 1944.