What Happened on August 15, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay
  • WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Jo Salter, American poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)