On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1954

Historical Events

  • England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 13-11, 4-6, 6-2, 9-7 for his only Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Famous Birthdays

  • Wendy Schaal, American actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
1954 Highlights

About July 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer