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)
Born in 1954
1954 Highlights

About October 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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