On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1954

Historical Events

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

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? 66 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn