What Happened on July 13, 1954

Historical Events

  • 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn't retire a batter, he threw out Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11 NL-9

Famous Birthdays

  • Danitra Vance, American comedienne (SNL, 1985), and actress (Jumpin' At The Boneyard), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer

Famous Deaths

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society, dies of a pulmonary embolism at 47

  • Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), dies from a stroke at 73
  • Irving Pichel, dies at 63
1954 Highlights

About July 13, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus