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 FIA World Championship of Drivers title 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

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