On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned by the US Navy

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Calvin Levels, actor (Knightwatch), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Patrice Rushen, jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter ("Forget Me Nots"), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
1954 Highlights

About September 30, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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