On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1954

Historical Events

  • B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight

Music releaseMusic Recording

Singer Elvis Presley's 1st professional recording session (with guitarist Scotty Moore & bass player Bill Black) takes place at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, Tennessee. The trio record four songs including their historic cover of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's song "That's All Right (Mama)".

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 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
1954 Highlights

About July 5, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer