On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1954

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Barefoot Contessa" film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart premieres at the Capitol

  • "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive during Game One of the World Series

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Morgan [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)

Famous Deaths

  • William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet and scholar, dies at 73
1954 Highlights

About September 29, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra