On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1954

Historical Events

  • German government refuses to recognize DDR

Conference meetingConference of Interest

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna White, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1982), born in Kinston, North Carolina

Person of interestJackie Chan

Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • Tony Dorsett, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1976, U of Pittsburgh; Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl 1978, 81–83; Dallas Cowboys), born in Rochester, Pennsylvania
1954 Highlights

About April 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries