On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1954

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Publication of "Two Towers", 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings", by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Marquis, American basketball WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • Mary Gaitskill, American writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), dies at 81
1954 Highlights

About November 11, 1954

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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