What Happened on March 1, 1954

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

  • Rebellion in Egypt during visit of president Naguib to Khartoum, Sudan, 30 die

Castle 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

1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Bach, American actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, American violist and operatic mezzo-soprano, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)
  • Ron Howard, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Halsey William Wilson, American reference book publisher (Readers' Guide, Cumulative Book Index, Book Review Digest), dies at 85

About March 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Oh Mein Papa - Eddie Calvert