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, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Peter Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, philanthropist and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-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? 65 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn