What Happened on October 24, 1954

Historical Events

F1 World Champion

Britain's Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González

Event of Interest

Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States' support to South Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Doug Davidson, American actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician and singer, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull (68 years old)

Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-18), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Mike Rounds, American politician (31st Governor of South Dakota), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, American rocker, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Tom Mulcair, Quebec politician (Leader of the New Democratic Party 2012-17), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province
Born in 1954

About October 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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