What Happened on October 2, 1954

Historical Events

  • 8th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: All-Stars tie Detroit Red Wings, 2-2
  • Baseball World Series: New York Giants beat Cleveland, 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium to sweep Indians, 4-0; MVP: Giants outfielder Dusty Rhodes
  • Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
  • Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal, India

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Lani O'Grady, American actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York
1954 Highlights

About October 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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