What Happened on March 4, 1954

Historical Events

  • James E. Wilkins appointed 1st black US sub-cabinet member
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant

Famous Birthdays

Catherine O'Hara (69 years old)

Canadian actress (Home Alone movies, Schitt's Creek), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • François Fillon, French politician and Prime Minister of France (2007-12), born in Le Mans, Sarthe, France
  • Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Peter Jacobsen, American golfer (US Senior Open 2004, Senior Players C'ship 2005; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Willie Thorne, English snooker player (1985 Classic), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), dies at 79
  • Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's Been Polishing the Sun), dies at 55

About March 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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