# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1954 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

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### 1954 Historical Event(s)

•  January 1, 1954 – NBC makes the first coast-to-coast NTSC color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade, with public demonstrations given across the United States on prototype color receivers.
•  February 3, 1954 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
•  March 1, 1954 – Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
•  March 30, 1954 – The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
•  April 1, 1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
•  May 6, 1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
•  July 5, 1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
•  October 24, 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
•  November 13, 1954 – Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
•  November 19, 1954 – Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.

### Who Were Born On 1954?

•  February 12, 1954 – Joseph Jordania, Australian/Georgian evolutionary musicologist
•  April 5, 1954 – Peter Case, American musician (The Nerves)
•  April 24, 1954 – Captain Sensible, British guitarist (The Damned)
•  May 20, 1954 – Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
•  July 26, 1954 – Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (d. 1994)
•  August 2, 1954 – Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
•  November 7, 1954 – Gil Junger, American director
•  November 29, 1954 – Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 2006)
•  December 26, 1954 – Steve Steen, English actor
•  December 30, 1954 – Barry Greenstein, American poker player