On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1954

Historical Events

  • Britain, France & US agree to end occupation of Germany
  • Pakistan Governor-General Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
  • WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAng Lee

Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung, Republic of China

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, dies at 76
1954 Highlights

About October 23, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio