What Happened in 1954 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 579 of 579

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

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

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 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

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on 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

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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

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

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Nov 12th 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 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 (US) forms in Washington DC
  • Nov 23rd For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
  • 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 performances
  • 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 D. F. 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"

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

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • Dec 3rd William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • Dec 4th "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 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

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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

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Dec 10th Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 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 25th Rhythm and blues singer Johnny Ace, accidentally shoots himself in the head at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas
  • 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 performances
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 30th Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 666

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

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Oct 3rd 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 3rd 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 5th Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • 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, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 10th "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)

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Oct 10th 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 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
  • Oct 13th Claude Ribbe, French historian
  • Oct 14th Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
  • Oct 15th Jere Burns, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 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, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 23rd Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • Oct 24th Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 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

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

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 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, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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)

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Nov 14th 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 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
  • Nov 26th Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
  • Nov 27th Patricia McPherson, Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider)
  • Nov 27th Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks

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