On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1954

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

Sports History

Englishman Roger Bannister beats Australia’s John Landy in the mile at the Empire Games in Vancouver; first time 2 men run sub-4 minute mile in the same race

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Johnny Cash

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

1954 Highlights

About August 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo