On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Tyler, American actor (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • Michael Sembello, American Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer (Maniac, Flashdance), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Riccardo Patrese, Italian racing driver (Grand Prix), born in Padua, Italy
  • Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist, dies at 53