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Historical Events In 1954

Monday, 21 September 2020

Mar 19   In the year 1954 first color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York NY  

Mar 19   First rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo NM on this day in history.  

Mar 19   US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright on this day in history.  

Mar 19   In the year 1954 uS Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins  

Mar 19   Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Weekes, Worrell &Walcott complete tons in innings vs England in the year 1954.  

Mar 20   "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 20   "King &I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history newspaper vending machine first used (Columbia Pennsylvania)  

Mar 21   Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1954.  

Mar 21   KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Mar 22   1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich on this day in history.  

Mar 25   In the year 1954 26th Academy Awards "From Here to Eternity", William Holden & Audrey Hepburn win  

Mar 25   26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity", William Holden & Audrey Hepburn win on this day in history.  

Mar 25   RCA manufactures first color TV set (12" screen at $1,000) on this day in history.  

Mar 26   US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win  

Mar 28   Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69 in the year 1954.  

Mar 29   A 7.0 earthquake near the south of Spain. This earthquake caused property damage at Malaga, and was 640 km deep on this day in history.  

Mar 29   Carrier aircraft began reconnaissance near Dien Bien Phu, Indochina in the year 1954.  

Mar 30   On this day in history test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston  

Mar 30   Toronto Transit Commission opens the first part of the Toronto subway, the first subway in Canada on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1954 uS Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs CO, established  

Mar 31   US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo, established on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1954 uSSR offers to join NATO  

Apr 01   Army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC on this day in history.  

Apr 01   US Air Force Academy established in the year 1954.  

Apr 02   Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26] in the year 1954.  

Apr 02   In the year 1954 plans to build Disneyland first announced  

Apr 03   On this day in history "Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances  

Apr 03   Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record) in the year 1954.  

Apr 04   On this day in history louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton GA Golf Open  

Apr 04   On this day in history louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open  

Apr 05   In the year 1954 claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66  

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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   In the year 1954 birth of henry Bonilla, American politician  

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 in the year 1954.  

Jan 03   Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1954 birth of ned Lamont, American businessman  

Jan 04   Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician was born in the year 1954.  

Jan 05   Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You) was born in the year 1954.  

Famous Deaths In 1954

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1954 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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