On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1954

Historical Events

  • James E. Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting

Famous Birthdays

  • Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist and writer (STS 75), born in Rome, Italy

Famous Divorces

Susan Hayward

Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

1954 Highlights

About August 18, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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