What Happened on June 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • CIA exile army lands in Guatemala. Organised by John Foster Dulles and United Fruit Co.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Linn-Baker, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri