What Happened on February 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

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, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul

Famous Deaths

  • William Inge, English theologist and Deacon St Paul's Cathedral, dies at 93
  • William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93