On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1st rocket-driven sled on rails tested in Alamogordo, NM
  • US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings for the West Indies v England

Famous Birthdays

  • Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71