On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
Susan Hayward