On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1954

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm 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

Person of interestHugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer (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? 67 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo