What Happened on August 24, 1954

Historical Events

  • International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China

Event of Interest

US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism

  • William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • John Ireland [Griffith], South African pop singer-songwriter (I Like), and medical doctor, born in Ireland, or South Africa (details sketchy)
  • Steve Holley, British rock session and touring drummer (Wings, 1978-81; Julian Lennon; Elton John, Dar Williams; Mott The Hoople, 2018-21), born in London, England
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

Getulio VargasGetulio Vargas (1883-1954)

President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, commits suicide at 71

About August 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus