What Happened on July 20, 1954

Historical Events

Maureen Connolly's Tragic Accident

American tennis champion Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in a horse riding accident ending a brilliant career at just 19

  • West German secret service head Otto John defects to East Germany (DDR)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Jay French [Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Moira Harris, American stage and screen actress (Steppenwolf Theater; One More Saturday Night), born in Pontiac, Michigan
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Blair Moody, American journalist (US Senator (D)-Michigan, 1951-52), dies at 52

About July 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 2 months and 9 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