On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1954

Historical Events

  • "Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 performances
  • US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by a record 12 strokes from Betty Hicks in her comeback event 14 months after radical colon cancer surgery
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Louise Brough 6-2, 7-5

Famous Deaths

  • Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
1954 Highlights

About July 3, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer