What Happened on December 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Milwaukee Hawks shooting guard Frank Selvey sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws as he scores 42 points in 117-108 win over the Minneapolis Lakers at Milwaukee Arena
  • Taiwan (ROC) & US sign the Mutual Defense Treaty, preventing Mainland China (PRC) from taking Taiwan between 1955-1979
  • US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Butler, actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier)
  • Danielle Alexander, country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)