On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1954

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American Ralph Bunche named undersecretary of the UN

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Alcide de Gasperi, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (1945-53), dies at 73
1954 Highlights

About August 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo