On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1954

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara marry

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller

1954 Highlights

About September 14, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo