On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1954

Historical Events

  • British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Strel, Slovenian long distance swimmer (Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon River records), born in Mokronog, Slovenia
  • Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", born in Murgon, Queensland (d. 1999)
1954 Highlights

About October 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra