On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
  • US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments

Famous Birthdays

  • JoAnne Russell, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer, born in Lima, Peru
  • T. Graham Brown, American country singer (Come as you Were), born in Arabi, Georgia
1954 Highlights

About October 30, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio