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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

1954 Highlights

About August 18, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo