On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1954

Historical Events

  • International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China

Historic Event

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

Getulio 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? 67 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

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