What Happened on October 5, 1954

Historical Events

Conference of Interest

10th General Conference on Weights and Measures opens, will define the Kelvin as the primary unit of temperature (after William Thomson, Lord Kelvin) [1]

  • Hurricane Hazel forms in the Caribbean, killing 400-1000 people in the Bahamas and Haiti

Famous Deaths

  • Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), dies at 78
  • Oscar Charleston, American Baseball HOF CF (NgL Triple Crown 1921 St. Louis Giants, 1924, 25 Harrisburg Giants) and manager (NgL WS 1933, 35, 36 Pittsburgh Crawfords), dies of a stroke at 57

About October 5, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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