What Happened on July 17, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • Construction of Disneyland commences in Anaheim, California
  • Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

Angela Merkel (69 years old)

German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-2021), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Eduardo Romero (1954-2022)

Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in Córdoba, Argentina

  • J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5; Jeremiah; Changeling), born in Paterson, New Jersey
Born in 1954

Famous Weddings

Groucho Marx

Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24); divorce in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Berend Nanninga, Dutch painter, dies at 85

About July 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 2 months and 12 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