What Happened on July 26, 1954

Historical Events

  • WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis (1954-1994)

Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977; Wimbledon doubles 1975), born in Brooklyn, New York

Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Lodeizen [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • Ruth Bryan Owen, American politician (first woman appointed as a U.S. ambassador, Denmark 1933-36), dies at 68
1954 Highlights

About July 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus