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Historical Events In 1954

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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

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   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   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 in the year 1954.  

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   In the year 1954 armistice divides Vietnam into two countries  

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 in the year 1954.  

Jul 31   K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team on this day in history.  

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

Aug 01   Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies in the year 1954.  

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

Aug 02   In the year 1954 tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia  

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

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   Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history 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] in the year 1954.  

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

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

Aug 08   In the year 1954 gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67  

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) on this day in history.  

Aug 13   On this day in history hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1954 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   Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972) was born in the year 1954.  

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

Jan 02   Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Ross The Boss, rocker was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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