What Happened on August 15, 1954

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Dictator Alfredo Stroessner names himself the 42nd 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

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson (1954-2004)

Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden


1954 Highlights

About August 15, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus