What Happened on August 10, 1954

Historical Events

  • All-time great English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires from the saddle with British record 4,870 winning rides
  • At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
  • Dutch Indonesian Union breaks up
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cameron Connor, Canadian WHA and NHL ice hockey forward, 1974-83 (Phoenix Roadrunners, Edmonton Oilers, and 3 other teams), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sam Baker, American folk singer-songwriter (Say Grace), born in Itasca, Texas
Born in 1954

About August 10, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus