On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1954

Historical Events

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"The Nutcracker" ballet choreographed by George Balanchine with Maria Tallchief as the Sugar Plum Fairy opens in New York, establishes its popularity in the US

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief
  • Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game

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President Eisenhower announces the detonation of the world's 1st hydrogen bomb (tested in 1952)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Snow falls on Gibraltar

Famous Birthdays

  • Christie Brinkley [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], American model and actress (SI, Vacation), born in Monroe, Michigan
  • Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, dies at 52
1954 Highlights

About February 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius