On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1954

Historical Events

  • Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay
  • WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Jo Salter, American poet and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Person of interestStieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)

1954 Highlights

About August 15, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo