On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1954

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
1954 Highlights

About October 18, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Hold My Hand - Don Cornell