On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1954

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

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 musician (Violent Femmes)
  • James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
1954 Highlights

About May 20, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus