What Happened on February 26, 1954

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan (69 years old)

Turkish politician (President of Turkey, 2014-present; Prime Minister of Turkey, 2003-14), born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey

Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

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

About February 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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