On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAngela Merkel

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

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Eduardo Romero, Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in C√≥rdoba, Argentina
  • J. Michael Straczynski, American author, born in Paterson, New Jersey

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Berend Nanninga, Dutch painter, dies at 85