What Happened on September 26, 1954

Historical Events

  • A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
  • Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru during a typhoon, 1,153 people die
  • KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

Famous Birthdays

  • C├ęsar Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos - "Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)"), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; "Find Your Way Back"), born in Sacramento, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1890), dies at 86
1954 Highlights

About September 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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