On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1954

Historical Events

Film Release

"Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

  • Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva

Polio

Mass trials of Jonas Salk's anti-polio vaccine begin; the first shot is delivered in Fairfax County, Virginia; more than 443,000 children receive shots over three months

  • USSR Supreme Soviet transfer the Crimean oblast from Russian SFSR to Ukrainian SSR
1954 Highlights

About April 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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