Historical Events in 1954 (Part 3)

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  • Sep 14 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 14 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • Sep 14 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 16 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 17 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 18 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
  • Sep 18 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 18 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 19 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
  • Sep 20 1st FORTRAN computer program run
  • Sep 20 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
  • Sep 20 KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 20 Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
  • Sep 20 Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
  • Sep 20 New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
  • Sep 21 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
  • Sep 21 Eelco Van Kleffens appointed President of the ninth session of the UN General Assembly
  • Sep 22 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • Sep 24 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
  • Sep 24 Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
  • Sep 25 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
  • Sep 25 Indians win AL record 111 games
  • Sep 25 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • Sep 26 KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
  • Sep 26 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
  • Sep 26 WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia

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Sep 26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 27 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • Sep 27 School integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore Md public schools

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 29 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • Sep 29 "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 29 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Sep 29 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • Sep 29 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
  • Sep 30 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • Sep 30 USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.
  • Oct 27 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Oct 27 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 1 General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Nov 1 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • 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 LibĂ©ration 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 at 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 person - American Ann Hodges in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
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 the Prix Goncourt prize in French literature

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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