What Happened on February 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
  • 42nd Men's Australian Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Rex Hartwig (6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 42nd Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley (6-3, 6-4)
  • Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • The County soccer team forms in Doetinchem

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