On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer

Famous Deaths

  • Theo Van Reijn, Dutch sculptor and lithograph, dies at 70