On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
  • US Air Force Academy established
  • WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician, born in Nakagawa, Adachi, Tokyo