What Happened on January 16, 1954

Historical Events

Musical Finale

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific", starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, closes at the Majestic Theater, NYC, after 1928 performances;, winning 10 Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Morten Meldal, Danish chemist (2022 Nobel Prize for click chemistry), born in Denmark
Born in 1954

Famous Weddings

Marcel Duchamp

Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina "Tweeny" Matisse (48) in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
1954 Highlights

About January 16, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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