What Happened on November 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • The Front de LibĂ©ration Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne