November 1954 in History

Events in History


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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
  • 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 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • Nov 7 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 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
  • Nov 12 Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 14 Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared
  • Nov 15 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
  • 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 27 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • Nov 28 1st pro football game in Netherlands
  • Nov 30 1st meteorite known to strike a person - American Ann Hodges in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Nov 30 John Strydom succeeds D. F. Malan as premier of South Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 3 Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
  • Nov 3 Kevin P Chilton, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 8 Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • Nov 8 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
  • Nov 11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • Nov 13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • Nov 15 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
  • Nov 16 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • Nov 16 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • Nov 17 Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
  • Nov 18 Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
  • Nov 20 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • Nov 20 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
  • Nov 22 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-), born in Rome
  • Nov 23 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
  • Nov 26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • Nov 26 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • Nov 10 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
  • Nov 16 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American Botanist, dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • Nov 21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 28 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi