What Happened on October 18, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
  • WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Liz Burch, Australian actress