On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1954

Historical Events

Film 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 from CBS to ABC for two seasons
  • Bennekom (Netherlands) soccer team forms
  • KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Premier

The first remake of "A Star Is Born", starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres at the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Morgan [Cichorski], American actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Steve Platt, British journalist and magazine 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? 67 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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