What Happened on September 8, 1954

Historical Events

  • SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia
  • WINS radio station in NYC begins playing rock and roll music with Alan Freed's "Rock-n-Roll Party" program

Sports History

With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks

1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Clayton Norcross, American actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara), born in Arcadia, California
  • Mark Foley, American politician (Rep-(R)-Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist (child who ended segregation of a Louisiana school), born in Tylertown, Mississippi
Born in 1954

About September 8, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 23 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