On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
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