On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1954

Historical Events

  • "The Shadow" airs for last time on radio
  • National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Cleveland Browns thrash Detroit Lions, 56-10; Browns' placekicker Lou Groza makes 8 extra points, a new title game record

Famous Birthdays

Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All-Star; 13 x Gold Glove Award; World Series 1982; NL Silver Slugger Award 1987; NLCS MVP 1985; SD Padres, St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • Palmolive [Paloma Romero McLardy] Spanish-British punk rock drummer and songwriter (The Slits, The Raincoats), born in Melilla, Spain
  • Peter Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, philanthropist and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Peter Woods, American rock guitarist (Romeo Void - '"A Girl in Trouble")
  • Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
1954 Highlights

About December 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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