Historical Events for March 1954

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Events 1 - 45 of 45

1st - 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members
1st - In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
1st - Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
1st - US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
4th - James E. Wilkins appointed 1st black US sub-cabinet member
4th - Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
5th - "Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 perfs
6th - 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
7th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
7th - Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
8th - Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
9th - 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
9th - Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy 9th - WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
11th - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
12th - 1st performance of Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aaron"
13th - Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
13th - Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
14th - Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
14th - KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
14th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
14th - NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
15th - "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
15th - WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
19th - 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 19th - 1st rocket-driven sled on rails tested in Alamogordo, NM
19th - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
19th - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
19th - Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings v England
20th - "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
20th - 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
20th - 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
21st - KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
22nd - 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
22nd - Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
25th - 26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress
25th - Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
25th - RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn 26th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
28th - 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
28th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
28th - WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
30th - Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
31st - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs established
31st - USSR offers to join NATO

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