Historical Events In 1954
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Jul 20 Tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident on this day in history.
Jul 20 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 on this day in history.
Jul 21 In the year 1954 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 On this day in history mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
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 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 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 on this day in history.
Jul 31 In the year 1954 k2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team
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 Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1954.
Aug 02 In the year 1954 tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia
Aug 03 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown in the year 1954.
Aug 03 On this day in history colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81
Aug 03 On this day in history first VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) airplane flown
Aug 04 In the year 1954 boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning
Aug 05 In the year 1954 boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers
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 in the year 1954.
Aug 07 In the year 1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
Aug 08 In the year 1954 gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
Aug 11 On this day in history bC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
Aug 11 Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh on this day in history.
Aug 12 In the year 1954 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 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 In the year 1954 sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue
Aug 17 On this day in history billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
Aug 18 Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet in the year 1954.