On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

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  • Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mike Rounds, American politician
  • Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
  • Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province