On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1954

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Film Director and Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Vic Seixas beats Australian Rex Hartwig 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 for his second and final major singles title

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-8, 6-1, 8-6 for the first of her 2 US singles titles
  • US plane shot down above Siberia
  • WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters

Famous Birthdays

  • Banner Thomas, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
1954 Highlights

About September 6, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo