On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records

Famous Birthdays

  • John Bolger, American actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World), born in New York City

Person of interestRecep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Famous Deaths

  • William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, dies at 93
1954 Highlights

About February 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces