On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1954

Historical Events

Historic Event

Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Hensley McCain, American businesswoman, wife of politician John McCain, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • David Paterson, American politician
  • Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russian doctor/cosmonaut
  • Guy Hoffman, American drummer (BoDeans, 1984-87; Violent Femmes, 1993-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • James Henderson, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas, 1975-79 - Ain't Life Grand), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
1954 Highlights

About May 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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