On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1954

Historical Events

  • South African Natives Resettlement Act comes into being, empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg
  • Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins by 15' 49" from Ferdinand K├╝bler, for the second of his 3 consecutive wins
  • WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (WBC heavyweight champion 1986), born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
1954 Highlights

About August 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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