On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

4th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 98-93 (OT); MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • First time in All-Star history, an overtime period is needed to decide a winner; Boston Celtics' guard Bob Cousy's 10-point OT scoring burst gave the East a 98-93 win; Cousy wins All-Star MVP honours
  • USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames River in Connecticut