Born in 1954? So Were Oprah Winfrey And Sports Illustrated

What Happened The Year You Were Born? 1954

If you were born in 1954, you share a birth year with Veteran’s Day, the solar battery, the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Burger King, Sports Illustrated, TV dinners, and more. In this year, more women were entering the workforce, and Do It Yourself projects were rising in popularity.

Interesting Statistics from 1954

  • U.S. population: 163.03 million
  • Worldwide population: 4.38 billion
  • Life expectancy: 69.6 years
  • Price of gas: 21 cents
  • Price of a new house: $10,250
  • Annual wage: $4,100

Top News in 1954

If You Were Born in 1954, Your Parents Witnessed These Historic Events

1954 Pop Culture


  • 1954 World Series: New York Giants defeat Cleveland Indians 4-0.
  • 1954 NFL Championship: Cleveland Browns defeat Detroit Lions 56–10.
  • 1954 NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers defeat Syracuse Nationals 4-3.
  • 1954 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat Montreal Canadiens 4-3.


  • Top-grossing movies in 1954: “White Christmas,” “The Caine Mutiny,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
  • Top singles in 1954: “Little Things Mean a Lot,” “Wanted,” “Hey There”
  • Top books in 1954: “Not as a Stranger,” “The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Lord of the Rings”

Who Else Was Born in 1954?

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Jackie Chan
  • John Travolta
  • Denzel Washington
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Howard Stern
  • Jerry Seinfeld

Who Died in 1954?

  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Henri Matisse
  • Johnny Ace