On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall wins aboard Royal Tan at 8/1; second consecutive GN victory for both Marshall and trainer Vincent O'Brien
  • KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Wales beats Scotland, 15-3 at the St. Helen's Ground, Swansea to share Five Nations Rugby Championship with France and England; France's first title

Famous Birthdays

  • Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, Tower of Power), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste Lumière, French photograph and movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), dies at 65