What Happened on February 1, 1954

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), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Leveson-Gower, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Surrey CCC, Oxford University CC), dies at 80
  • Julius P. Hoste, Belgian journalist, daily newspaper publisher (Last News), and politician (Minister of Education, 1936-38; Senator 1949-54), dies at 69
1954 Highlights

About February 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Oh Mein Papa - Eddie Calvert