What Happened in 1954 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 579

  • Sep 13th WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14th Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14th Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 14th Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • Sep 14th USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 16th CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 17th Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17th "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 18th Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
  • Sep 18th KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 18th WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 19th Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
  • Sep 20th 1st FORTRAN computer program run
  • Sep 20th 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
  • Sep 20th KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 20th Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
  • Sep 20th Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
  • Sep 20th New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
  • Sep 21st 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
  • Sep 21st Eelco Van Kleffens appointed President of the ninth session of the UN General Assembly
  • Sep 22nd Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • Sep 24th Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
  • Sep 24th Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
  • Sep 25th Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
  • Sep 25th Indians win AL record 111 games
  • Sep 25th WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26th Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • Sep 26th KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26th KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26th Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
  • Sep 26th Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
  • Sep 26th WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26th WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26th A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26th Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 27th 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • Sep 27th School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27th Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 29th "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
  • Sep 29th "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 29th "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Sep 29th Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • Sep 29th KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29th Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
  • Sep 30th "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • Sep 30th USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy
  • Oct 1st British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
  • Oct 2nd 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
  • Oct 2nd Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
  • Oct 2nd NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
  • Oct 3rd "Father Knows Best" premieres
  • Oct 3rd KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5th Hurricane Hazel forms in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people inthe Bahamas and Haiti
  • Oct 7th Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • Oct 7th Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
  • Oct 9th KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 10th Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Oct 10th 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 11th "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Oct 11th Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
  • Oct 13th RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 14th Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
  • Oct 15th Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada
  • Oct 15th KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17th Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
  • Oct 18th Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • Oct 18th WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18th WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
  • Oct 18th Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
  • Oct 19th Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
  • Oct 19th KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 19th First ascent of Cho Oyu, sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres
  • Oct 20th "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21st Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor" premieres

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Oct 21st Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
  • Oct 22nd West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Oct 23rd Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • Oct 23rd Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
  • Oct 23rd WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24th Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 24th 5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points
  • Oct 26th Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
  • Oct 26th Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
  • Oct 26th Trieste returned to Italy.
  • Oct 27th President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Oct 27th WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27th Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Oct 27th Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • Oct 28th Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • Oct 28th N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC

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Oct 28th Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway

  • Oct 29th Colonel Nasser disbands Muslim Brotherhood
  • Oct 29th Sweden begins experimental TV
  • Oct 30th US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments
  • Oct 30th 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
  • Oct 31st Algerian Revolution against French begins
  • Oct 31st Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
  • Oct 31st KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 1st General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Nov 1st India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 666

  • Aug 11th Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • Aug 11th Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Aug 12th Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 12th Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
  • Aug 12th François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-), born in Rouen, France
  • Aug 13th Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Aug 13th Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14th Mark Fidrych, American baseball player
  • Aug 14th Monica Baltodano, Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander
  • Aug 15th Mary Jo Salter, American poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15th Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16th James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Aug 17th Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • Aug 18th Umberto Guidoni, PhD/astronaut (STS 75), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 19th Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 20th Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 20th Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20th William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Aug 20th Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20th Don Stark, American actor
  • Aug 21st Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
  • Aug 21st Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22nd John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
  • Aug 24th Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 25th Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
  • Aug 25th Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • Aug 25th Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Aug 26th Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • Aug 26th Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • Aug 26th Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • Aug 26th Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • Aug 26th Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • Aug 27th Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • Aug 27th John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • Aug 27th Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28th George Church, American geneticist
  • Aug 29th Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Aug 29th Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Aug 29th Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)
  • Aug 30th David Paymer, actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night)
  • Aug 30th Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp)
  • Aug 30th Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
  • Aug 31st Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
  • Sep 1st Gabor Ormai, viola Player
  • Sep 1st Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 4th José Castro, Swedish actor.
  • Sep 5th Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 5th Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • Sep 6th Banner Thomas, rocker (Molly Hatchet)
  • Sep 6th Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
  • Sep 6th Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons)
  • Sep 6th Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 7th Benmont Tench, Gainesville Fl, rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers)
  • Sep 7th Corbin Bernsen, North actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 7th Michael Emerson, American actor
  • Sep 8th Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
  • Sep 8th Mark Foley, American politician
  • Sep 9th Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Sep 9th Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • Sep 10th Martha Nause, Sheboygan WI, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • Sep 11th Reed Birney, Alexandria Va, actor (Greatest Man in the World)
  • Sep 12th Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
  • Sep 12th Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • Sep 12th Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • Sep 13th Ted Mueller, rock drummer (Axe)
  • Sep 14th Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • Sep 15th 7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 15th Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
  • Sep 16th Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • Sep 16th Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17th Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • Sep 18th Murtaza Bhutto, politician
  • Sep 18th Takao Doi, astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 18th Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
  • Sep 20th Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
  • Sep 20th Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)
  • Sep 20th Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Sep 20th Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • Sep 21st Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21st Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Sep 22nd Shari Belafonte Harper, actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22nd Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • Sep 23rd Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • Sep 24th Stephen Jones, art historian
  • Sep 25th Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
  • Sep 25th Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • Sep 26th Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
  • Sep 27th Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • Sep 28th George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • Sep 28th Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 29th Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 29th Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
  • Sep 30th Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 30th Calvin Levels, actor (Knightwatch), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 30th Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 1st Richard Schlesinger, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 1st Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • Oct 2nd Greg Jennings, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 2nd Lani O'Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)
  • Oct 2nd Lorraine Bracco, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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