On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1954

Historical Events

Election of Interest

General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Lee Petty with 32 top-10 finishes from 34 races wins NASCAR Grand National Championship by 283 points from Herb Thomas; Petty fails to finish season ending Wilkes 160
  • The Front de LibĂ©ration Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.

Historic Event

US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Morris, Britsh rock guitarist and singer (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Nottingham, England)

Famous Weddings

John Wayne

Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Famous Divorces

John Wayne

Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur (34) due to drunken violence after 8 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
1954 Highlights

About November 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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