On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1954

Historical Events

  • WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Rene Russo, American model and actress (Ransom), born in Burbank, California

Famous Deaths

  • Evert Gorter, Dutch children's pioneering paediatrician, dies at 72
1954 Highlights

About February 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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