On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)