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Historical Events In 1954

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Jul 20   Tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident on this day in history.  

Jul 20   On this day in history 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  

Jul 21   In the year 1954 at Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam  

Jul 22   In the year 1954 virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act)  

Jul 24   Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90 in the year 1954.  

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   In the year 1954 hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26  

Jul 26   WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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

Jul 28   Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres in the year 1954.  

Jul 30   On this day in history bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles  

Jul 31   In the year 1954 k2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team  

Jul 31   Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) in the year 1954.  

Aug 01   Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Aug 02   In the year 1954 rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42  

Aug 02   On this day in history tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia  

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

Aug 03   Colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Aug 03   First VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) airplane flown on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1954 theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]  

Aug 06   In the year 1954 wLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Aug 07   On this day in history "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances  

Aug 08   Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Aug 11   BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0 in the year 1954.  

Aug 11   Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh in the year 1954.  

Aug 12   Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row on this day in history.  

Aug 13   21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470) in the year 1954.  

Aug 13   Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 16   On this day in history sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue  

Aug 17   Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77 in the year 1954.  

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   Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972) was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 02   Henry Bonilla, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of ned Lamont, American businessman  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician  

Jan 05   Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You) was born in the year 1954.  

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   Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891) died in the year 1954.  

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   On this day in history roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 16   Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies in the year 1954.  

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

Jan 19   Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885) died on this day in history.  

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