On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of the crime)
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland: Helmut Rahn scores twice as West Germany beats Hungary, 3-2
  • Meat and all other food rationing officially ends in Britain, nine years after the end of World War II
  • WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia