On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1954

Historical Events

  • Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
  • NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles complete largest trade in MLB history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams; first phase of transaction began November 18 and concludes today after the MLB draft

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • Fran├žois Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), born in Opwijk, Belgium (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), dies of a heart attack at 57
1954 Highlights

About December 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius