On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1954

Historical Events

  • International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGetulio Vargas

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

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas

1954 Highlights

About August 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo