On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1954

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

  • Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68
  • Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant opens infamous 10-day football mini camp in Junction, Texas; ordeal achieves legendary status becoming subject of 2001 book 'The Junction Boys' & television movie of the same name

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabor Ormai, viola Player
  • Riccardo "Ric" Formosa, Italian-Australian guitarist (Little River Band, 1975-76), session musician, arranger and classical composer, born in Rome, Italy
1954 Highlights

About September 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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