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, 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)