Sporting Highlights for 1955

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1955.

Tony Trabert defended his French Open title for his third grand slam win. He also took the Wimbledon for the first time in his career and the US Open for the second time in his career that same year to finish the year with three grand slam wins and a no.1 finish in the rankings.

Six time grand slam winner Doris Hart defended her US Open title for the final slam title of her career. Fellow American and another six-time slam champion, Louise Brough Clapp, won the Wimbledon that year for her final career title.

Peter Thomson defended his win at The Open Championship for his second major title. He would also win it again the following year to become the only person in the modern era to win the event in three consecutive years. He also won the event two more times in the following years to finish his career with five majors, all coming from The British Open.

Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio won the driver's championship for the second straight year and the third time in his career. He is the second most accomplished driver, behind Michael Schumacher, in the history of F1 with a total of five driver's championships to his name.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1955.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Ken Rosewall and Beryl Penrose
April Golf Masters won by Cary Middlecoff
May Tennis French Open won by Tony Trabert and Angela Mortimer
June Golf US Open won by Jack Fleck
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Louison Bobet
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Tony Trabert and Louise Brough
July Golf British Open won by Peter Thomson
Aug Golf US PGA won by Doug Ford
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Tony Trabert and Doris Hart
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Brooklyn Dodgers

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.


Related Pages

Popular Content


How to Cite