On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

BBC radio comedy "Hancock's Half Hour" debuts starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock
  • Charles Diggs Jr is elected Michigan's 1st black congressman to the House of Representatives
  • Strom Thurmond is the 1st senator elected by write-in vote (South Carolina)

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania