On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
  • Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Englishman Roger Bannister beats Australia’s John Landy in the mile at the Empire Games in Vancouver; first time 2 men run a mile in less than 4 minutes in the same race

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Aaron, American actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash