On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Salmond, Scottish politician (Scottish National Party) First Minister of Scotland (2007-14), born in Linlithgow, Scotland
  • Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect, born in Olpe, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75