What Happened on March 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, Canadian actress (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Catherine O'Hara, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Fran├žois Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France
  • Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine," born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Peter Erling Jacobsen, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Willie Thorne, English snooker player

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
  • Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55