On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Rebellion in Egypt during visit of president Naguib to Khartoum, Sudan, 30 die

USACastle Bravo Nuclear Test

US explodes Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, which accidentally became the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
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The explosion from Castle Bravo over Bikini Atoll in 1954
The explosion from Castle Bravo over Bikini Atoll in 1954

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Janis Gill, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)