What Happened on June 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
  • Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Tasmanian Devil debuts in "Devil May Hare" by Warner Bros

Famous Birthdays

  • "Taz" Tasmanian Devil, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Devil May Hare"
  • Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • Michael O'Brien, British MP