Historical Events In 1954
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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 On this day in history at Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
Jul 22 Virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act) in the year 1954.
Jul 24 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
Jul 26 In the year 1954 wCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jul 27 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries in the year 1954.
Jul 28 On this day in history ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
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 on this day in history.
Jul 31 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) on this day in history.
Aug 01 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies on this day in history.
Aug 02 On this day in history rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
Aug 02 Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia in the year 1954.
Aug 03 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown on this day in history.
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 in the year 1954.
Aug 04 Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 08 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1954.
Aug 11 In the year 1954 bC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
Aug 11 In the year 1954 formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh
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 In the year 1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
Aug 16 In the year 1954 sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue
Aug 17 In the year 1954 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
Aug 18 In the year 1954 asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet