On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley, 92-76; Explorers' small forward Tom Gola is named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • Jim Seales, Hamilton Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician