What Happened on July 9, 1954

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: 23 year old Australian Peter Thomson wins first of his 5 Open titles by a stroke from Bobby Locke, Dai Rees, and Syd Scott

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Dillon, French composer (Arlequin), dies in combat in Indo-China at 41
1954 Highlights

About July 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus