What Happened on September 6, 1954

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio

US 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

US Open Women's Tennis

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
  • Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
1954 History

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
Born in 1954

About September 6, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen