On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st FORTRAN computer program run
  • 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
  • KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
  • New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Mcintosh, British member of European parliament, born in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
  • Brinke Stevens [Charlene Brinkman], American actress (Slumber Party Massacre), born in San Diego, California
  • Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Silvio Leonard, Cuban 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba