On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1954

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

18th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Sam Snead wins his 3rd and final Masters by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff with Ben Hogan

  • 8th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
  • Belgian Van Houtte government resigns

Music History

Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock"

  • Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

Famous Birthdays

  • Marvin Johnson, American boxer (WBC Light heavyweight title 1978; WBA Light heavyweight title 1979-80, 86-87), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
1954 Highlights

About April 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries