What Happened on October 3, 1954

Historical Events

  • "Father Knows Best" premieres
  • KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Al SharptonAl Sharpton (68 years old)

American minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Branko Cikatić, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), born in Split, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • Dawayne Bailey, American rock guitarist (Silver Bullet Band, 1983-86; Chicago, 1986-95), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 x MLB All Star; AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990)

American blues guitarist (Texas Flood; "Pride And Joy"; David Bowie - "Let's Dance"), born in Dallas, Texas


Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), dies at 87
1954 Highlights

About October 3, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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