On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1954

Historical Events

  • Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lee Kuan Yew and others form the People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore to work towards self-rule in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

Famous Birthdays

  • Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
1954 Highlights

About November 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio