What Happened on July 28, 1954

Historical Events

Film Release

"On the Waterfront", directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1955)

  • Ernest Bloch's 4th string quartet premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Abbott, American actor (Dark Justice), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Hugo ChávezHugo Chávez (1954-2013)

President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela

  • Mikey Sheehy, Irish Gaelic football right corner-forward (11 x Munster titles, 8 x All-Ireland, 3 x NFL, 7 x All Star; Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • Steve Morse, American rock guitarist (Dixie Dregs; Deep Purple, 1994-present), born in Hamilton, Ohio
1954 Highlights

About July 28, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 8 days
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