On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1954

Historical Events


Victory in BattleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

"Marine Corps War Memorial" unveiled in Arlington County, Virginia, dedicated to US Marine Corps who died in defense of US since 1775 (inspired by 1945 Iwo Jima photo of servicemen raising US flag)

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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
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  • Lt Col John Stapp travels at 632 mph in a rocket sled

Famous Birthdays

  • Hartwig Gauder, German race walker (Olympic gold men's 50k walk 1980), born in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California

Famous Deaths

  • Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
1954 Highlights

About November 10, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio