What Happened on August 11, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • Formal peace ends 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Viet Minh

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Jackson, English singer/pianist/composer (The Harder they Come)
  • Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
  • Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')

Famous Deaths

  • Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)