On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1954

Historical Events

  • 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, British singer-songwriter, and pianist ( "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"; "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
  • Sinan Savaskan, Turkish-British contemporary classical music composer and educator (The Age of Analysis; Octandre Ensemble), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (37 Tests; 2 x 100s; 42 ODIs), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-American mobster, dies at 68
1954 Highlights

About August 11, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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