On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1954

Historical Events

  • American tennis champion Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in a horse riding accident ending a brilliant career at just 19
  • Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
  • West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Moira Harris, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), dies at 52
1954 Highlights

About July 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer