What Happened on October 19, 1954

Historical Events

  • Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops depart
  • First ascent of Cho Oyu, sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres
  • KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Deborah Blum, American writer
  • Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • Sam Allardyce, English football manager
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Duffy, American Baseball HOF outfielder (Triple Crown & MLB record .440 batting average, single season 1894 Boston Beaneaters), dies from heart failure at 87

About October 19, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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