On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1954

Historical Events

Sport awardUS 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock"

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

Famous Birthdays

  • Marvin Johnson, American middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), 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? 66 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries