Sports – 1954

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Roger Bannister breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)

NY Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ 460′ drive

Cleveland Browns beat Detroit Lions 56-10 in NFL championshipMinneapolis beats Syracuse, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship

La Salle wins NCAA basketball championship

Jaroslav Drobny and Maureen Connolly win at Wimbledon

Determine, Raymond York jockey, won the Kentucky Derby

Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in NYC

Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan to win his 3rd Masters tournament

Chick Harbert wins PGA golf tournament

Ed Furgol wins US Open golf tournament

Alan Ameche (FB), Wisconsin won the Heisman Trophy

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First issue
Sports Illustrated
August 16, 1954

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