On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1954

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Cherry, American jazz and session guitarist (Dizzy Gillespie, 1978-92), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host and producer (Evening Rush Hour), born in Haarlem, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, dies in a plane crash of his experiential F-100 Super Sabre at 36
1954 Highlights

About October 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Hold My Hand - Don Cornell