On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1954

Historical Events

  • "The Three Ws" of West Indian cricket each score centuries in one innings; Clyde Walcott scores 124 following Everton Weekes (206) and Frank Worrell (167) in 1st innings of drawn 4th Test v England at Port of Spain
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Braunfels, German composer (Die Vögel -The Birds), dies at 71
1954 Highlights

About March 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces