What Happened on August 22, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
  • WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario