What Happened on April 9, 1954

Historical Events

  • 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid (69 years old)

American actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas

  • Iain Duncan Smith, British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (2001-03), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Greeley Clapp, American composer and educator (University of Iowa, 1919-54), dies at 65

About April 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I See The Moon - Stargazers