On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1954

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, American actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier), born in Huntington, Indiana
  • Danielle Alexander, American country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank), born in Tegelen, Netherlands
  • Stone Phillips, American news host (NBC Dateline), born in Texas City, Texas
1954 Highlights

About December 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 15 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