What Happened on April 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

18th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 8th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
  • Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
  • Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock"
  • Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

Famous Birthdays

  • Marvin Johnson, American middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 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