What Happened on February 17, 1954

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Houston, New Zealand-Australian founder of megachurch Hillsong, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rene Russo, American model and actress ("Nightcrawler", "Ransom", "Lethal Weapon 3 & 4"), born in Burbank, California
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Evert Gorter, Dutch children's pioneering paediatrician founder of Dutch medical child care), dies at 72
1954 Highlights

About February 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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