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

LoveWedding of Interest

"Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" guest host Steve Allen (32) weds actress Jayne Meadows (33)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Famous Deaths

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

About July 31, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo