What Happened on March 9, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

Bobby Sands (1954-1981)

Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died, born in Newtownabbey, Northern Abbey

  • 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
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

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

About March 9, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I See The Moon - Stargazers