What Happened on April 10, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)