On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1954

Historical Events

  • WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) nicknamed "The Bird", born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • Monica Baltodano, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander, born in Leon, Nicaragua

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHugo Eckener

Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener

1954 Highlights

About August 14, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo