On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Famous Birthdays

  • Joël-François Durand, French composer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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