On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1954

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London

Boxing Title Fight

In a quick re-match at Yankee Stadium, NYC, Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in the 8th round to retain his world heavyweight boxing title


Famous Birthdays

  • Joël-François Durand, French classical composer, born in Orléans, France

Famous Weddings

Shirley MacLaine

Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

1954 Highlights

About September 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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