What Happened on July 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
  • FIFA World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2 for footballs 5th World Cup in Bern
  • WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)