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

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

1954 Highlights

About August 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo