Historical Events in October 1954

  • Oct 1 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
  • Oct 2 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
  • Oct 2 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
  • Oct 2 NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
  • Oct 3 "Father Knows Best" premieres
  • Oct 3 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 Hurricane Hazel forms in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people inthe Bahamas and Haiti
  • Oct 7 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • Oct 7 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
  • Oct 9 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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

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

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

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

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Oct 24 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 24 5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points
  • Oct 26 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
  • Oct 26 Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
  • Oct 26 Trieste returned to Italy.

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Oct 27 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 27 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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

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

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Oct 28 Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway

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