On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1954

Historical Events

  • 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
  • Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Cynthia Lummis, American politician, (Rep-R-WYO) first woman representative from Wyoming, born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Martha Nause, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1994), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies at 46
1954 Highlights

About September 10, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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