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[edit]

Association football[edit]

England[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Bandy[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

  • 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, Jr., dreamed of owning an Epsom Derby winner, and he planned to send Nashua to England to train toward that goal. However, Woodward was shot dead by his wife before he could proceed.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Volleyball[edit]

  • Pan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico
    • 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[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nite, Norm N. (1992). ROCK ON ALMANAC: The First Four Decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Chronology; 2nd Edition. New York, New York: Harper Collins. p. 26. ISBN 0-06-273157-2. 
  2. ^ Jervis, Lawrie; “Redlegs, North Have Played Many Draws”; News, 31 August 1954, p. 43
  3. ^ This excludes the wartime competition of 1942 to 1944