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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  

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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   In the year 1954 birth of henry Bonilla, American politician  

Jan 02   Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk) was born in the year 1954.  

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

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

Jan 18   In the year 1954 sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74  

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

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