On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

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