What Happened on August 11, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • BC Lions plays its 1st CFL game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • Formal peace treaty ends over 7 yrs of fighting in Indochina between the French and the Communist Viet Minh

Famous Birthdays

  • David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')

Famous Deaths

  • Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)