What Happened on October 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

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President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • Jan Duursema, American comic book artist

Famous Deaths

  • Franco Alfano, Italian (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies