What Happened on December 9, 1954

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

Famous Birthdays

  • Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian, born in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Jack Sonni, American guitarist (Dire Straits, 1985-88), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg politician, President of the European Commission (2014-), born in Redange, Luxembourg
  • Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American ClavĂ©), born in the Bronx, New York
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Bill McGowan, American Baseball HOF umpire (AL 1925-54; 8 x World Series; 4 x MLB All-Star Games), dies from a heart attack at 58
1954 Highlights

About December 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 11 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