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Gerald Holland
August 15, 1955
Roger Bannister beats John Landy in thrilling 3:58.8 mile at Vancouver.
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August 15, 1955

Some Of The Noteworthy Events

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Swaps wins Santa Anita Derby and starts Californians talking about another Derby.

San Francisco defeats La Salle 77-63 in NCAA final to hold No. 1 ranking.

U.S. captures unofficial team title in Pan-American Games.

Cary Middlecoff wins Masters tournament at Augusta.

Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens for Stanley Cup.

Swaps outruns Nashua by length and a half to win Kentucky Derby.

Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis "500" marred by unfortunate death of two-time winner Bill Vukovich.

Nashua wins Preakness; Swaps takes Will Rogers Stakes; SI reveals plan for match race between two horses.

Hungary's Sander Iharos runs two miles in 8:33.4 for world record.

Carmen Basilio ends Tony De Marco's brief reign as welterweight champion.

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