August 24, 1954 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, commits suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas