What Happened on March 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died, born in Newtownabbey, Northern Abbey (d. 1981)
  • Charmain Elaine Sylvers, rocker
  • Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)

Famous Deaths

  • Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)