Historical Events In 1954
Sunday, 25 July 2021
Jul 20 On this day in history tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
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 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jul 22 Virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act) in the year 1954.
Jul 24 In the year 1954 mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
Jul 26 In the year 1954 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 Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26 in the year 1954.
Jul 26 On this day in history wCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jul 27 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 31 K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team in the year 1954.
Jul 31 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) in the year 1954.
Aug 01 In the year 1954 charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
Aug 02 On this day in history rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
Aug 02 On this day in history tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia
Aug 03 In the year 1954 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown
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 on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1954.
Aug 08 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Aug 11 BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0 in the year 1954.
Aug 11 On this day in history 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) in the year 1954.
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 Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue in the year 1954.
Aug 17 In the year 1954 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
Aug 18 On this day in history asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet