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Historical Events In 1954

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Nov 11   John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Ellis Island, the U.S. immigration processing center located in New York Harbor, closes today. Since it opened in 1892, it had processed more than 20 million immigrants in the year 1954.  

Nov 13   Fay Baker, actress (Sorority Girl), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Egyptian pres Naguib fired/state of emergency declared in the year 1954.  

Nov 15   On this day in history 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins  

Nov 15   Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76 in the year 1954.  

Nov 15   In the year 1954 the first regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins  

Nov 18   On this day in history yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal  

Nov 20   KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Actress Goldie Hawn is born on this day in history.  

Nov 21   On this day in history karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59  

Nov 22   Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70 in the year 1954.  

Nov 22   On this day in history humane Society forms  

Nov 23   In the year 1954 for the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.  

Nov 24   On this day in history air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened  

Nov 24   On this day in history the first US Presidential airplane christened  

Nov 26   In the year 1954 test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba  

Nov 27   "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 perfs in the year 1954.  

Nov 28   1st pro football game in Netherlands in the year 1954.  

Nov 28   Enrico Fermi, Italian/US physicist (Nobel 1938), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Nov 29   Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist, dies in the year 1954.  

Nov 30   On this day in history 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)  

Nov 30   On this day in history first meteorite ( 8 lb ) known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga AL)  

Nov 30   The first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human being occurs at Sylacauga, Alabama, when a meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and into a living room, bounces off a radio, and strikes a woman on the hip on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement in the year 1954.  

Dec 02   On this day in history "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances  

Dec 02   In the year 1954 uS Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute"  

Dec 03   Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1954 samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres  

Dec 04   "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies on this day in history.  

Dec 05   On this day in history kTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting  

Dec 06   Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt in the year 1954.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1954

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1954 birth of ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)  

Jan 02   Henry Bonilla, American politician was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)  

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   Ned Lamont, American businessman was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 04   In the year 1954 birth of eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician  

Jan 05   Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You) was born on this day in history.  

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   Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891) died in the year 1954.  

Jan 10   In the year 1954 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 in the year 1954.  

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

Jan 18   Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885) died in the year 1954.  

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