1955 in sports

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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 football

Association football

England

Athletics

Australian rules football

Bandy

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cycling

Figure skating

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing

  • 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 an Epsom 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 hockey

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Volleyball

  • 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 events

Awards

References

  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Jervis, Lawrie (1954-08-31). "Redlegs, North Have Played Many Draws". News. Adelaide. p. 43.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. This excludes the wartime competition of 1942 to 1944.