What Happened on June 17, 1954

Historical Events

Historic Event

CIA exile army lands in Guatemala. Organised by John Foster Dulles and United Fruit Co.

Boxing Title Fight

Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles by unanimous points decision in his 3rd world heavyweight boxing title defence at Yankee Stadium, NYC

  • Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Donato "Danny" Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (The Esquires; Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"), died of broken neck suffered falling down a staircase at 33
1954 Highlights

About June 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

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