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Historical Events In 1954

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Jul 20   Tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident in the year 1954.  

Jul 20   In the year 1954 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   On this day in history wCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Jul 27   Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries in the year 1954.  

Jul 28   In the year 1954 ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres  

Jul 30   Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 01   In the year 1954 charles-A Cingria, writer, dies  

Aug 02   Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Aug 02   Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia on this day in history.  

Aug 03   On this day in history 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown  

Aug 03   On this day in history colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81  

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

Aug 04   In the year 1954 boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning  

Aug 05   In the year 1954 boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers  

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

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

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

Aug 08   Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1954.  

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

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

Aug 12   Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row in the year 1954.  

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

Aug 13   In the year 1954 hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71  

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

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

Aug 17   In the year 1954 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77  

Aug 18   On this day in history asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet  

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Famous Birthdays In 1954

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of henry Bonilla, American politician  

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   In the year 1954 birth of dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of ned Lamont, American businessman  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1954 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   On this day in history death of duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)  

Jan 05   Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53  

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

Jan 13   Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74  

Jan 19   In the year 1954 death of theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)  

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