On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1954

Historical Events

  • Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics), born in New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), dies at 66
1954 Highlights

About October 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio