On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1954

Historical Events

First Solar Battery

Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.

  • British raid Nairobi, Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test above Bikini Island
  • WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Crosby, American country singer ("She's a Natural"), born in Sumter, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
1954 Highlights

About April 25, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus