On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees - "Coming of Age"; Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Jennefelt, Swedish composer, chiefly of choral works (A Warning To The Rich; Villarosa Sequences), born in Stuvsta, Sweden
  • Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
1954 Highlights

About April 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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