On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight
  • The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • Leni Björklund, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence, 2002-06), born in Örebro, Sweden