What Happened on September 6, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: DOris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • US plane shot down above Siberia
  • WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters

Famous Birthdays

  • Banner Thomas, rocker (Molly Hatchet)
  • Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
  • Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons)