Today in History for Year 1954 (Part 6)

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Historical Events

Events 501 - 580 of 580

Nov 1st - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
Nov 1st - India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
Nov 1st - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
Nov 1st - US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
Nov 1st - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
Nov 1st - 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins
Nov 2nd - Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
Nov 2nd - JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
Nov 2nd - Taiwan & US sign military pact
Nov 3rd - Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
Nov 4th - "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
Nov 4th - Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
Nov 7th - US spy plane shot down North of Japan
Nov 7th - Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
Nov 8th - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima

Nov 10th - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
Nov 10th - Lt Col John Stapp travels 632 mph in a rocket sled
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien Nov 11th - Publication of "Two Towers" 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
Nov 12th - Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed
Nov 12th - Lee Kuan Yew and others form the People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore to work towards self-rule in Singapore
Nov 13th - 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
Nov 14th - Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared
Nov 15th - 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
Nov 18th - Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
Nov 20th - KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Nov 22nd - Humane Society forms
Nov 23rd - For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan YewFounder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Nov 24th - Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
Nov 24th - France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
Nov 26th - Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
Nov 27th - "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 perfs
Nov 27th - 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
Nov 27th - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
Nov 27th - 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
Nov 28th - 1st pro football game in Netherlands
Nov 28th - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
Nov 28th - KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
Nov 30th - 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
Nov 30th - 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
Nov 30th - John Strydom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
Dec 1st - Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
Dec 1st - Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
Dec 2nd - "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
Dec 2nd - Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
Dec 2nd - US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"
Composer Samuel BarberComposer Samuel Barber Dec 3rd - Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres
Dec 3rd - William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
Dec 4th - "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
Dec 4th - "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
Dec 4th - The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
Dec 5th - KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 6th - Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
Dec 7th - Japanese government of Joshida resigns
Dec 7th - KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Dec 8th - Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed" premieres in NYC
Dec 8th - WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 9th - Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling Dec 10th - Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dec 10th - Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 10th - Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
Dec 11th - Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
Dec 11th - USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
Dec 14th - WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
Dec 15th - Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
Dec 15th - Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
Dec 17th - 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)
Dec 17th - WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 23rd - The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dec 24th - Council for the Protection of Children forms in Netherlands
Dec 24th - Laos gains its independence
Dec 25th - WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 26th - "The Shadow" airs for last time on radio
Dec 26th - Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
Dec 27th - "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs
Dec 27th - Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint" premieres in NYC
Dec 28th - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
Dec 28th - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Dec 29th - Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
Dec 30th - "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances
Author Truman CapoteAuthor Truman Capote Dec 30th - Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 668

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
Oct 3rd - Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
Oct 3rd - Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas
Oct 3rd - Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York
Oct 5th - Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al SharptonMinister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton (Oct 3rd) Oct 6th - David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
Oct 7th - Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
Oct 7th - Kenneth Atchley, American composer
Oct 8th - Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
Oct 8th - Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
Oct 9th - Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)
Oct 10th - "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)
Oct 10th - David Lee Roth, Bloomington Indiana, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)
Oct 10th - Rekha, Bollywood actress
Oct 10th - Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
Oct 12th - Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
Oct 13th - Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
Oct 13th - George Frazier, American baseball player
Van Halen Rocker David Lee RothVan Halen Rocker David Lee Roth (Oct 10th) Oct 13th - Claude Ribbe, French historian
Oct 14th - Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
Oct 15th - Jere Burns, Cambridge MS, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John)
Oct 15th - Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
Oct 16th - Stephen Mellor, American actor
Oct 18th - Liz Burch, Australian actress
Oct 19th - Joe Bryant, American basketball player
Oct 19th - Sam Allardyce, English football manager
Oct 19th - Deborah Blum, American writer
Oct 20th - Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
Oct 20th - Steve Orich, orchestrator
Oct 20th - Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
Oct 21st - Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
Oct 22nd - Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)
Oct 23rd - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American director (The Wedding Banquet, Brokeback Mountain)
Oct 23rd - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
Oct 24th - Doug Davidson, Glendale CA, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless)
Oct 24th - Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Oct 24th - Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
Oct 24th - Brad Sherman, American politician
Oct 24th - Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
Oct 24th - Mike Rounds, American politician
Oct 24th - Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
Ice Hockey Player Mike EruzioneIce Hockey Player Mike Eruzione (Oct 25th) Oct 25th - Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Massachusetts, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980)
Oct 26th - D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
Oct 26th - Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
Oct 27th - Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
Oct 27th - Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
Oct 29th - Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
Oct 29th - Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
Oct 30th - JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
Oct 30th - T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
Oct 30th - Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
Nov 1st - Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
Nov 2nd - Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
Nov 3rd - Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
Nov 3rd - Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
Nov 3rd - Kevin P Chilton, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
Nov 4th - Chris Difford, guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)
Nov 6th - Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
Nov 7th - Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
Nov 8th - Rickie Lee Jones, singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
Nov 8th - David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
Nov 8th - Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
Nov 8th - Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
Nov 8th - Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
Nov 9th - Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
Nov 9th - Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
Nov 10th - Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
Nov 11th - Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976)
Nov 11th - Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
Nov 12th - Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
Nov 12th - Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
Nov 13th - Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
Nov 13th - Chris Noth, American actor
Nov 14th - Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
Nov 14th - Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)
Nov 14th - Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State
Nov 15th - Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
Nov 15th - Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
Nov 16th - Andrea Barrett, American author
Nov 16th - Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
Nov 16th - Dick Gross, Australian politician
Nov 17th - Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
Nov 18th - Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
Nov 18th - John Parr, British pop singer
Nov 18th - Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
Nov 19th - Annette Guest, US singer (First Choice)
Nov 19th - Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 19th - Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
Nov 19th - Tom Scheckel, rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
Nov 20th - Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
Nov 20th - Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
Nov 20th - Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
Nov 21st - Thomas Rothman, American film executive
Nov 23rd - Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
Nov 23rd - Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
Nov 23rd - Ken Schrom, baseball player
Nov 23rd - Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
Nov 24th - Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
Nov 26th - Roz Chast, American cartoonist

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