What Happened on May 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project

Famous Birthdays

  • Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73
  • Charles Edward Ives, US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79