On This Day

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

Person of interestVitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977; Wimbledon doubles 1975), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)

Tennis Player Vitas Gerulaitis
Tennis Player
Vitas Gerulaitis

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? 67 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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