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Historical Events In 1954

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Jul 20   On this day in history tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident  

Jul 20   Two-and-a-half months after the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, France agreed to recognize Vietnamese sovereignty at the Geneva Conference on this day in history.  

Jul 21   At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam in the year 1954.  

Jul 22   Virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act) in the year 1954.  

Jul 24   In the year 1954 mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90  

Jul 26   On this day in history 3 aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shoot down 2 Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft.  

Jul 26   Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26 on this day in history.  

Jul 26   On this day in history wCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Jul 27   Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres on this day in history.  

Jul 30   Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles in the year 1954.  

Jul 31   K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team in the year 1954.  

Jul 31   Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history charles-A Cingria, writer, dies  

Aug 02   Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1954.  

Aug 02   Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia in the year 1954.  

Aug 03   In the year 1954 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown  

Aug 03   In the year 1954 colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81  

Aug 03   On this day in history first VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) airplane flown  

Aug 04   Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning in the year 1954.  

Aug 05   Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]  

Aug 06   WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Aug 07   "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances in the year 1954.  

Aug 08   On this day in history gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67  

Aug 11   On this day in history bC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0  

Aug 11   Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh on this day in history.  

Aug 12   On this day in history senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row  

Aug 13   21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470) on this day in history.  

Aug 13   Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 in the year 1954.  

Aug 16   On this day in history "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing  

Aug 16   Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on this day in history.  

Aug 17   Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1954

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1954 birth of ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)  

Jan 02   Henry Bonilla, American politician was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of ross The Boss, rocker  

Jan 03   Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1954 birth of ned Lamont, American businessman  

Jan 04   Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)  

Famous Deaths In 1954

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890) died in the year 1954.  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)  

Jan 10   Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53 in the year 1954.  

Jan 11   Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77 in the year 1954.  

Jan 13   Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1954.  

Jan 16   On this day in history michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies  

Jan 18   Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history death of theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)  

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