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