What Happened on August 7, 1954

Historical Events

  • 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

  • Jerome Moross and John Treville Latouche's "Golden Apple", adapted from parts of Homer's "Illiad" and "Odyssey", closes at Alvin Theater, NYC after, 125 performances
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Aaron, American actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
Born in 1954

Famous Weddings

Johnny Cash

American country music singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20) at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio. Texas; divorce in 1966

About August 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 20 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