On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1954

Historical Events

  • Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Maud Barger-Wallach, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1908), dies at 83
  • Pudge Heffelfinger, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (3 x All American, Yale; first professional player 1892) and coach (Cal, Lehigh, Minnesota), dies at 86
1954 Highlights

About April 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries