On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1954

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)
  • Carlos Ghosn, French Brazilian automobile executive (Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors), born in Porto Velho, Brazil
  • Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • Kevin Wade, American screenwriter (Working Girls), born in Chappaqua, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, dies at 79
1954 Highlights

About March 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces