What Happened in 1954 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 579 of 579

  • Nov 1 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Nov 1 US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Nov 1 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
  • Nov 1 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins
  • Nov 2 Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
  • Nov 2 JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
  • Nov 2 Taiwan & US sign military pact
  • Nov 3 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
  • Nov 4 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
  • Nov 4 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • Nov 7 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • Nov 7 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • Nov 8 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Nov 10 Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington

  • Nov 10 Lt Col John Stapp travels 632 mph in a rocket sled

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Nov 11 Publication of "Two Towers" 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Nov 12 Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

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Nov 12 Lee Kuan Yew and others form the People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore to work towards self-rule in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Nov 13 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • Nov 14 Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared
  • Nov 15 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
  • Nov 18 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
  • Nov 20 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 22 Humane Society (US) forms in Washington DC
  • Nov 23 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
  • Nov 24 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
  • Nov 24 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
  • Nov 26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • Nov 27 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances
  • Nov 27 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • Nov 27 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • Nov 27 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 1st pro football game in Netherlands
  • Nov 28 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
  • Nov 28 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 30 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
  • Nov 30 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • Nov 30 John Strydom succeeds D. F. Malan as premier of South Africa
  • Dec 1 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
  • Dec 1 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • Dec 2 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Dec 2 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
  • Dec 2 US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"

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Dec 3 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber
  • Dec 3 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • Dec 4 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Dec 4 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • Dec 4 The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
  • Dec 5 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Dec 6 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

  • Dec 7 Japanese government of Joshida resigns
  • Dec 7 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 8 Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 8 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 9 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

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Dec 10 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Dec 10 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 11 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 11 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
  • Dec 14 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 15 Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
  • Dec 15 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
  • Dec 17 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)
  • Dec 17 WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Dec 24 Council for the Protection of Children forms in Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Laos gains its independence
  • Dec 25 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 25 Rhythm and blues singer Johnny Ace, accidentally shoots himself in the head at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 26 "The Shadow" airs for last time on radio
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
  • Dec 27 "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Dec 27 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
  • Dec 28 KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 29 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
  • Dec 30 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 30 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 666

  • Oct 3 Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California

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Oct 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Oct 3 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • Oct 5 Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • Oct 6 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • Oct 7 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • Oct 8 Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
  • Oct 8 Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
  • Oct 9 Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 10 "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)

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Oct 10 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Oct 10 Rekha, Bollywood actress
  • Oct 10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • Oct 12 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
  • Oct 13 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
  • Oct 13 George Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 13 Claude Ribbe, French historian
  • Oct 14 Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
  • Oct 15 Jere Burns, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • Oct 18 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • Oct 19 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • Oct 19 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • Oct 19 Deborah Blum, American writer
  • Oct 20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • Oct 20 Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • Oct 20 Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
  • Oct 21 Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
  • Oct 22 Carla Dunlap, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 23 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • Oct 24 Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 24 Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Oct 24 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • Oct 24 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • Oct 24 Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
  • Oct 24 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • Oct 24 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician

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Oct 25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • Oct 26 D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
  • Oct 26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
  • Oct 27 Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
  • Oct 27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
  • Oct 29 Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
  • Oct 29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 30 T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
  • Oct 30 Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
  • Nov 1 Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 3 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • Nov 3 Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
  • Nov 3 Kevin P Chilton, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 4 Chris Difford, guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)
  • Nov 6 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 7 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
  • Nov 8 Rickie Lee Jones, singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
  • Nov 8 Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • Nov 8 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
  • Nov 8 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • Nov 9 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Nov 9 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • Nov 10 Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Nov 11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • Nov 12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Nov 12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • Nov 13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • Nov 13 Chris Noth, American actor
  • Nov 14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • Nov 14 Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)

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Nov 14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • Nov 15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Nov 15 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
  • Nov 16 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • Nov 16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • Nov 16 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • Nov 17 Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
  • Nov 18 Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
  • Nov 18 John Parr, British pop singer
  • Nov 18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 19 Annette Guest, US singer (First Choice)
  • Nov 19 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 19 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • Nov 19 Tom Scheckel, rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 20 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • Nov 20 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
  • Nov 21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • Nov 23 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
  • Nov 23 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
  • Nov 23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • Nov 24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
  • Nov 26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • Nov 26 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
  • Nov 27 Patricia McPherson, Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider)
  • Nov 27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks

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