What Happened on July 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
  • Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • J. Michael Straczynski, American author

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85