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COMING EVENTS May 20 through May 29

May 23, 1955
May 23, 1955

Table of Contents
May 23, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Cup Final
  • It's Cup Final day (soccer) at London's great stadium, with the Queen and the Duke among the 100,000 singing hymns and cheering as a 'lucky' Newcastle United team upsets favored Manchester City 3-1

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Bear Hunt
Anniversary
Trencherman
Sporting Look
  • New golf fashions for women are both practical and feminine; dresses and culottes seesaw between above-and-below knee, meet all regulations

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

COMING EVENTS May 20 through May 29

[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

This is an article from the May 23, 1955 issue Original Layout

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Auto Racing

NASCAR midget race, Morristown, N.J.
AAA midget race, Lafayette, Ind.
Circuit of Champions 100-lap race, Oklahoma City.

Boxing
[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Gil Turner vs. Ramon Fuentes, welterweights, Mad. Sq. Garden, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (NBC).

Golf

U.S. vs. Great Britain, for Walker Cup, St. Andrews, Scotland (also May 21).
British Ladies' Open Amateur final, Royal Portrush, N. Ireland.
Mid-American Conference championship, Athens, Ohio (also May 21).

Track & Field

Los Angeles Coliseum Relays, Los Angeles. Wes Santee to try for mile record.
Big Seven outdoor championships, Lawrence, Kan.

Water Skiing
Southeastern U.S. regional championships, Riviera Beach, Fla. (until May 22).

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Auto Racing

Indianapolis "500" qualifying trials, Indianapolis (also May 22).
NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Lancaster, S.C.
NASCAR short track intl. race, Jersey City, N.J.
AAA midget race, Hatfield, Pa.

Baseball

[TV]Brooklyn vs. Philadelphia, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:55 p.m. (CBS*).
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Baltimore, Yankee Stadium, N.Y., 1:55 p.m. (Mutual*).

Harness Racing
Henry Volo, $10,000, 1 1/16 m., free-for-all pace, Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md.

Horse Racing

Camden Handicap, $30,000, 1 1/8 m., 3-yr.-olds up. Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J.
Withers Stakes, $25,000, 1 m., 3-yr.-olds, Belmont Pk., N.Y.
Debonair Stakes, $25,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-olds, colts & geldings, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif.
Continental Turf Handicap, $25,000, 1 1/8 m., 3-yr.-olds up, Balmoral, Homewood, Ill.
Dixie Handicap, $25,000, 1 3/8 m., 3-yr.-olds up, Pimlico, Md.
[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Intl. Steeplechase Handicap, $20,000, about 2 m., 4-yr.-olds up, Belmont Pk., N.Y., 4:15p.m. (ABC).

Hunt Racing
Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club, Media, Pa.

Rowing

Carnegie Cup (Cornell, Princeton, Yale), Princeton, N.J.
Goldthwait Cup (Harvard, Yale, Princeton 150-lb. crews), New Haven, Conn.
Stotesbury Cup regatta, Philadelphia.
California vs. Wisconsin, Berkeley, Calif.
Stanford vs. UCLA, Redwood City, Calif.

Sailing

Raven Spring series, Detroit.
Annapolis YC Spring races, Annapolis, Md.

Track & Field
Modesto Relays, Modesto, Calif.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Auto Racing

Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco.
NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Richmond, Va.
Circuit of Champions 100-lap race, Houston, Tex.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Brooklyn vs. Philadelphia, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2 p.m. (Mutual*).

Bicycling
50-m. sr. race. Bloomfield, N.J.

Golf
Kansas City Open final, Kansas City, Mo.

Marathon
Natl. AAU sr. marathon, Yonkers, N.Y.

Rodeo
World Championship Calf Roping, Clovis, N. Mex.

Walking
Natl. AAU 40-kilo. championship, Cincinnati.

MONDAY, MAY 23

Boxing
[TV]Joe Miceli vs. Virgil Akins, welterweights, St. Nick's, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (Du Mont).

Harness Racing
Symbol Gantle, $10,000, 1 1/16 m., free-for-all trot, Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Badminton
U.S. vs. India, Thomas Cup Inter-Zone play-off, Singapore (also May 25).

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Chicago vs. St. Louis, Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Horse Racing
Goose Girl Stakes, $50,000, 1 m., 3-yr.-olds up, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Auto Racing
AAA midget race, Cincinnati.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Washington, Yankee Stadium, N.Y., 1:55 p.m. (Mutual*).

Boxing
[TV]Holly Mims vs. Charley Green, middleweights, St. Louis Arena (10 rds), 10 p.m. (CBS).

Horse Racing

Epsom Derby, 1½ m., 3-yr.-olds, Epsom Downs, England.
"Suffolk 21," $30,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-olds, Suffolk Downs, E. Boston, Mass.
Apprentice Stakes, $15,000, 5½ f., 2-yr.-olds, Balmoral, Homewood, Ill.
Natl. Stallion Stakes (colt division), $10,000, 5 f., 2-yr.-olds, Belmont Pk. (Widener course), N.Y.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Cleveland vs. Chicago, Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, 1:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Golf
Ft. Wayne Open, Ft. Wayne, Ind. (until May 29).

Horse Racing
Belmont Spring Maiden Steeplechase, $7,500, about 2 m., 4-yr.-olds up, Belmont Pk., N.Y.

Sailing
Tampa-Boca Grande yacht race, Tampa, Fla.

Tennis
Big Ten championships, Evanston, Ill. (until May 28).

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Badminton
Australia vs. Denmark, Thomas Cup Inter-Zone play-off, Singapore (also May 28).

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Chicago vs. Milwaukee, Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Boxing

[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Lulu Perez vs. Carmelo Costa, lightweights, Mad. Sq. Garden, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (NBC).
Ray Famechon vs. Billy Kelly, for European featherweight title, Donnybrook, Ireland (15 rds.). Championships of Europe (amateur), Berlin (until June 4).

Golf
Big Ten championship, Lafayette, Ind.

Harness Racing
William E. Miller Memorial, $7,500, 1 m., 2-yr.-old pace, Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md.

Horse Racing
Junior League Stakes, $15,000, 5 f., 2-yr.-old fillies, bred in California, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif.

Rowing
Natl. schoolboy championships, Philadelphia.

Track & Field

IC4A outdoor championships, Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, N.Y. (also May 28).
Big Ten championships, Columbus, Ohio (also May 28).
Pacific Coast Conference championships, Eugene, Ore. (also May 28).

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Auto Racing

NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Raleigh, N.C.
Circuit of Champions 100-lap race, Jeffersonville, Ind.
AAA midget race, Kokomo, Ind.
Santa Barbara road races, Santa Barbara, Calif. (also May 29).

Baseball

[TV]New York vs. Brooklyn, Polo Grounds, N.Y., 1:55 p.m. (CBS*).
[NETWORK RADIO]Detroit vs. Chicago, Briggs Stadium, Detroit, 2:55 p.m. (Mutual*).

Horse Racing

[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Preakness Stakes, $100,000, 1 3/16 m., 3-yr.-olds, Pimlico, Md., 5:30 p.m. (CBS).
[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Coaching Club American Oaks, $50,000, 1 3/8 m., 3-yr.-old fillies, Belmont Pk., N.Y., 4:15 p.m. (ABC).
Argonaut Handicap, $25,000, 1 m., 3-yr.-olds, colts & geldings, Hollywood Pk. Inglewood, Calif.
Colonial Handicap, $25,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-olds up, fillies & mares, Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J.
Coronet Stakes, $20,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-old fillies, Balmoral, Homewood, Ill.

Horse Shows
Devon Horse Show, Devon, Pa. (until June 4).

Hunt Racing

Adjacent Hunt Meet, Purchase, N.Y.
Oxmoor Hunt Meet, Louisville, Ky.

Judo
Natl. AAU judo championships, Los Angeles (also May 29).

Rowing
Western sprint championships, Newport Beach, Calif. (among entries are Washington, UCLA, Southern California, Oregon State, California, Stanford, Navy and British Columbia).

Sailing
Buckner Ocean Race, Corinthian YC, San Francisco, Calif. (until May 30).

Tennis
Japan vs. Philippines, Davis Cup Eastern Zone elimination, Tokyo (until May 30).

Track & Field
AAU Jr. Olympics and Invitational Decathlon, Tulare, Calif.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Auto Racing

NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Winston-Salem, N.C.
NASCAR short track stock car race, Gardena, Calif.
AAA midget races, Indianapolis & Allentown, Pa.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Brooklyn, Polo Grounds, N.Y., 2 p.m. (Mutual*).

Bowling
Petersen Classic ends, Chicago.

Motorcycling
AMA-sanctioned 5-m. natl. championship dirt track race, Richmond, Va.

Motorboating
NOA North-South championships, Quincy & Cairo, Ill. & Clarksville, Tenn.

Spearfishing
Inter-America Underwater Spearfishing Championships, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

*See local listing