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1955 in sports

From Academic Kids

See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.


Contents

Auto Racing

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing


Cycling


Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's Golf


Women's Golf


Thoroughbred Horse Racing

  • August 31 - In one of the most famous match races in thoroughbred racing history, Nashua beat Swaps at Washington Park racetrack. It was Swaps only loss in nine starts as a three-year old. Nashua's owner-breeder, William Woodward, Sr., dreamed of owning an Epsom Derby winner, and he planned to send Nashua to England to train toward that goal. However, Woodward was shot to death by his wife before he could proceed.

Harness Racing



Ice Hockey


Snooker


Tennis


General sporting events


Births

January 13-David Maultsby-Survivor, Father of Heather, and Son to Colin Maultsby

Deaths

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