On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1954

Historical Events

  • -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)

Music concertMusic Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich's "Concertino opus 94" premieres

  • The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies at 71
1954 Highlights

About January 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius