On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1954

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
  • Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer (Magnum), dies accidentally in a road accident at 38
1954 Highlights

About May 16, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus