What Happened on January 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Menendez, American politician
  • Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)