What Happened on September 11, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st Miss America TV broadcast; 19 year old Lee Meriwether of California crowned 27th Miss America
  • 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
  • KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Reed Birney, Alexandria Va, actor (Greatest Man in the World)

Famous Deaths

  • Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69