February 1954 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire

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Feb 2 President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 2 Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • Feb 3 Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)
  • Feb 9 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • Feb 10 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • Feb 10 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • Feb 10 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
  • Feb 10 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
  • Feb 12 The UK government establishes an organisation to control atomic energy in the country under The Atomic Energy Authority Bill
  • Feb 13 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95

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Feb 14 Sen John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Feb 15 1st Bevatron particle accelerator in operation-Berkeley, California
  • Feb 18 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • Feb 20 General Zahedi wins election in Persia

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Feb 23 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Feb 23 Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
  • Feb 25 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
  • Feb 26 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • Feb 26 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
  • Feb 28 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 7 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • Feb 9 Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • Feb 9 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • Feb 9 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 9 Kevin Warwick, Cyborg Scientist
  • Feb 9 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 12 Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • Feb 16 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 20 Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
  • Feb 20 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
  • Feb 23 Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • Feb 24 Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
  • Feb 26 Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, Prime Minister of Turkey

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • Feb 11 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (b. 1877)
  • Feb 12 Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93