September 1954 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68
  • Sep 2 Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
  • Sep 3 China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy
  • Sep 3 Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed in the US, prompted by the cold war
  • Sep 3 Pope Pius X canonized a saint
  • Sep 3 The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy.
  • Sep 3 The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Sep 4 Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 5 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
  • Sep 6 US plane shot down above Siberia
  • Sep 6 Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
  • Sep 7 Integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Balt MD public schools
  • Sep 8 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • Sep 8 SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia
  • Sep 9 Earthquake strikes Orleansville, Algeria: 1,400 killed
  • Sep 9 Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
  • Sep 10 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
  • Sep 11 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
  • Sep 12 Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
  • Sep 13 Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
  • Sep 14 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • Sep 14 USSR performs nuclear test

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 20 1st FORTRAN computer program run
  • Sep 20 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
  • 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 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 26 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • Sep 26 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
  • Sep 26 A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
  • Sep 27 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • Sep 27 School integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore Md public schools
  • Sep 30 USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Gabor Ormai, viola Player
  • Sep 5 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • Sep 6 Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
  • Sep 6 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 8 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandel
  • Sep 12 Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
  • Sep 12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • Sep 15 7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 15 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Murtaza Bhutto, politician
  • Sep 18 Takao Doi, astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 20 Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
  • Sep 20 Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Sep 24 Stephen Jones, art historian
  • Sep 27 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • Sep 29 Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • Sep 7 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • Sep 21 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
  • Sep 24 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • Sep 25 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71