What Happened on February 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Rex Hartwig 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of her 2 Australian singles titles
  • Dutch soccer club De Graafschap "The County" forms in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Mumy, American actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)

Famous Deaths

  • Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister and daily newspaper publisher (Last News), dies at 69