On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1954

Historical Events

  • First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio
  • Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges) in 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)

Famous Weddings

  • American comedian Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (35), in Waterford, Connecticut

Steve Allen

American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33)


Famous Deaths

  • Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1954 Highlights

About July 31, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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