What Happened on April 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • Iain Duncan Smith, British politician

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65