- China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy
- Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed in the US, prompted by the cold war
- Pope Pius X canonized a saint
- 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.
- The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy.
Day of the Week: Friday