On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1954

Historical Events

  • WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spin bowler (1 Test; 16 years, 352 days, then youngest Test player), born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2013)
  • Mike Reid, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2005, The Tradition 2009), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • Randall Hall, American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1987-94), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1954 Highlights

About July 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer