1954 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 316

  • Aug 30 Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the US East Coast
  • Aug 31 Hurricane Carol hits New England, 70 die, Costliest ever hurricane at the time and 1st storm name to be retired.
  • Aug 31 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
  • 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 Wash DC & 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 Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools
  • Sep 30 USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy
  • Oct 1 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
  • Oct 2 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
  • Oct 3 "Father Knows Best" premieres
  • Oct 5 Hurricane Hazel forms in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people inthe Bahamas and Haiti
  • Oct 7 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • Oct 7 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem

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Oct 10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Oct 11 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
  • Oct 13 RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 14 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
  • Oct 15 Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada
  • Oct 17 Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
  • Oct 18 Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • Oct 18 Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
  • Oct 19 Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
  • Oct 19 First ascent of Cho Oyu, sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres

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Oct 21 Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor" premieres

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Oct 21 Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
  • Oct 22 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Oct 23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • Oct 23 Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament

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Oct 24 Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States' support to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 26 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
  • Oct 26 Trieste returned to Italy.
  • Oct 27 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Oct 27 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • Oct 28 N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC

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Oct 28 Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway

  • Oct 29 Colonel Nasser disbands Muslim Brotherhood
  • Oct 29 Sweden begins experimental TV
  • Oct 30 US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments
  • Oct 31 Algerian Revolution against French begins

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

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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 LibĂ©ration 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 632 mph in a rocket sled
  • Nov 12 Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

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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 woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
  • Nov 30 John Strydom succeeds D. F. Malan as premier of South Africa
  • Dec 1 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement

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