On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)
  • WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Frazier, American executive (1st African American to head major pharmaceutical company - Merck), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1954 Highlights

About December 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Let's Have Another Party - Winifred Atwell