On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
  • Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Jones, art historian

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)