On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1954

Historical Events

NFL Pro Bowl

4th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-9; MVP: Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles, LB

Television Debut

Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Dykman, American archer (Olympics 1996), born in Monterey Park California
  • Robert F Kennedy Jr., American attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer & judge, born in Cairns, Australia
1954 Highlights

About January 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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