On This Day

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
1954 Highlights

About March 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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