Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Full Name: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American

Profession: 34th US President & WWII General
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Presidential Term: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Preceded By: Harry Truman
Succeeded By: John F. Kennedy

Why Famous: The 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was also a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II.

His two terms were peaceful ones (for the most part) and saw considerable economic prosperity. As such, he has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.

Born: October 14, 1890
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, USA

Died: March 28, 1969 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Married Life

  • 1916-07-01 Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

Historical Events in the Life of Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • 1942-06-25 Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe
  • 1942-08-14 Dwight D. Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 1942-11-08 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
  • 1943-02-11 US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.
  • 1943-02-12 General Eisenhower departs Algiers for Tebessa
  • 1943-02-13 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
  • 1943-04-14 Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis
  • 1943-05-29 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
  • 1943-09-29 Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice
  • 1943-12-24 US President FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied forces
  • 1943-12-27 Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower & Bedell Smith
  • 1944-01-15 General Eisenhower arrives in England
  • 1944-01-16 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
  • 1944-03-21 Gen Eisenhower postpones invasion of the south of France until after Normandy
  • 1944-04-14 Gen Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force
  • 1944-05-15 Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill & George VI discuss D-Day plan
  • 1944-05-17 General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th
  • 1944-06-02 Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth
  • 1944-06-05 General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6
  • 1944-07-01 General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy
  • 1944-07-20 General Eisenhower visits Montgomery's headquarter in Normandy
  • 1944-08-23 General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley and Eisenhower
  • 1944-10-18 Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussels
  • 1944-12-15 US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star
  • 1944-12-28 Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium
  • 1944-12-29 Gen Eisenhower's train returns to Versailles
  • 1945-03-05 Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville
  • 1945-03-24 Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany
  • 1945-03-26 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
  • 1945-03-27 Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
  • 1945-10-06 Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)
  • 1947-02-23 Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
  • 1947-10-14 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
  • 1948-02-07 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
  • 1950-11-19 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 1950-12-19 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
  • 1952-04-28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.
  • 1952-07-11 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate
  • 1952-11-04 General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
  • 1952-11-29 US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
  • 1953-01-20 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
  • 1953-02-11 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
  • 1953-05-22 US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
  • 1953-06-14 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal
  • 1953-08-13 US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
  • 1953-12-03 Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party
  • 1953-12-08 Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the UN in New York.
  • 1953-12-16 1st White House Press Conference (President Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
  • 1954-02-02 President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
  • 1954-02-10 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • 1954-04-07 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China
  • 1954-06-14 President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
  • 1954-07-12 President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
  • 1954-08-24 US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism
  • 1954-10-24 Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States' support to South Vietnam
  • 1954-10-27 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
  • 1955-01-19 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
  • 1955-02-02 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
  • 1955-02-12 President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam
  • 1955-03-16 President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
  • 1955-06-07 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)
  • 1955-06-15 The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
  • 1955-08-04 Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
  • 1955-08-12 US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
  • 1955-09-24 US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver
  • 1956-02-29 President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
  • 1956-05-28 Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus
  • 1956-08-22 US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco
  • 1956-11-06 US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)
  • 1957-01-05 US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
  • 1957-01-30 US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"
  • 1957-07-12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower
  • 1957-09-09 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
  • 1957-09-24 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • 1957-10-10 US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware
  • 1957-11-25 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
  • 1958-05-08 US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1958-07-07 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
  • 1958-07-15 President Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
  • 1958-07-29 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
  • 1958-12-18 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by President Eisenhower
  • 1958-12-19 1st radio broadcast from space (President Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")
  • 1959-03-18 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
  • 1959-06-03 US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon
  • 1959-06-26 Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
  • 1959-09-02 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
  • 1959-12-08 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi
  • 1960-01-19 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • 1960-03-17 US President Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • 1960-05-06 US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
  • 1960-06-16 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan
  • 1961-01-17 Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
  • 1961-01-17 President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
  • 1968-02-06 Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
  • 1970-12-31 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
  • 1971-01-25 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
  • 1971-11-01 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
  • 1973-03-08 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
  • 1973-04-18 US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower