What Happened on August 6, 1954

Historical Events

  • WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl C. Perkins, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1984-93), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • David Fairchild, American botanist and explorer (introduced over 200,000 plants to US), dies at 85
  • Theo Van Reijn, Dutch sculptor and lithograph, dies at 70
1954 Highlights

About August 6, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 22 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