Today in History for Year 1954 (Part 5)

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Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 557

Sep 20th - New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
Sep 21st - 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
Sep 21st - Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN
Sep 22nd - Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
Sep 24th - Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
Sep 24th - Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
Sep 25th - Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
Sep 25th - Indians win AL record 111 games
Sep 25th - WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
Sep 26th - Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
Sep 26th - KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
Sep 26th - KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
Sep 26th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
Sep 26th - Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
Sep 26th - WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 26th - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 26th - A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra Sep 26th - Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
Sep 27th - 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
Sep 27th - School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools
Sep 27th - Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
Sep 29th - "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
Sep 29th - "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC
Sep 29th - "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres
Sep 29th - Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
Sep 29th - KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Sep 29th - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
Sep 30th - "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
Sep 30th - USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays Oct 1st - British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
Oct 2nd - 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
Oct 2nd - Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
Oct 2nd - NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
Oct 3rd - "Father Knows Best" premieres
Oct 3rd - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Oct 5th - Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
Oct 7th - Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
Oct 7th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
Oct 9th - KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Oct 10th - Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
Oct 11th - "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh Oct 11th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
Oct 13th - RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap" premieres in NYC
Oct 14th - Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
Oct 15th - Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die
Oct 15th - KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 17th - Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
Oct 18th - Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US
Oct 18th - WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 18th - WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
Oct 18th - Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
Oct 19th - Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
Oct 19th - KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 19th - First ascent of Cho Oyu, sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres
Oct 20th - "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
Short Story Writer Dorothy ParkerShort Story Writer Dorothy Parker Oct 21st - Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor" premieres
Oct 21st - Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
Oct 22nd - West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Oct 23rd - Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
Oct 23rd - German FR joins NATO
Oct 23rd - Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
Oct 23rd - WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Oct 24th - Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
Oct 26th - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
Oct 26th - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
Oct 26th - Trieste return to Italy.
Oct 27th - President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
Oct 27th - WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 27th - Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney Oct 27th - Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
Oct 28th - Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate
Oct 28th - N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC
Oct 28th - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
Oct 29th - Colonel Nasser disbands Muslim Brotherhood
Oct 29th - Sweden begins experimental TV
Oct 30th - US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments
Oct 30th - 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
Oct 31st - Algerian Revolution against French begins
Oct 31st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
Oct 31st - KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista Nov 1st - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
Nov 1st - India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
Nov 1st - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
Nov 1st - US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
Nov 1st - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
Nov 2nd - Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
Nov 2nd - JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
Nov 2nd - Taiwan & US sign military pact
Nov 3rd - Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
Nov 4th - "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
Nov 4th - Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
Nov 7th - US spy plane shot down North of Japan
Nov 7th - Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy Nov 8th - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima

Nov 10th - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
Nov 10th - Lt Col John Stapp travels 632 mph in a rocket sled
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien Nov 11th - Publication of "Two Towers" 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
Nov 12th - Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed
Nov 12th - Lee Kuan Yew and others form the People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore to work towards self-rule in Singapore
Nov 14th - Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 666

Aug 11th - M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
Aug 11th - Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
Aug 11th - Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
Aug 12th - Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
Aug 12th - Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
Aug 13th - Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
Aug 13th - Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
Aug 14th - Mark Fidrych, American baseball player
Aug 14th - Monica Baltodano, Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander
Aug 15th - Mary Jo Salter, American poet
Author Stieg LarssonAuthor Stieg Larsson (Aug 15th) Aug 15th - Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Aug 16th - James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (True Lies, Titanic)
Aug 17th - Eric Johnson, American guitarist
Aug 18th - Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
Aug 19th - Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
Aug 20th - Al Roker, Queens NY, weatherman (NBC, Today)
Aug 20th - Theresa Saldana, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Rachel Scali-Commish)
Aug 20th - William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)
Aug 20th - Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
Aug 20th - Don Stark, American actor
Aug 21st - Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
Writer/Director James CameronWriter/Director James Cameron (Aug 16th) Aug 21st - Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
Aug 22nd - John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
Aug 24th - Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
Aug 25th - Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
Aug 25th - Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
Aug 25th - Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
Aug 26th - Michael Chetwood, rocker
Aug 26th - Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
Aug 26th - Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
Aug 26th - Wally Murphy, rocker
Aug 26th - Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
Aug 27th - Derek Warwick, race car driver
Aug 27th - John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
Aug 27th - Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
Aug 28th - George Church, American geneticist
Aug 29th - Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Aug 29th - Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Aug 29th - Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)
Aug 30th - David Paymer, actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night)
Aug 30th - Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp)
Aug 30th - Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
Aug 31st - Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
Sep 1st - Gabor Ormai, viola Player
Sep 1st - Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
Sep 4th - José Castro, Swedish actor.
Sep 5th - Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1980)
Sep 5th - Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
Sep 6th - Banner Thomas, rocker (Molly Hatchet)
Sep 6th - Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
Sep 6th - Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons)
Sep 6th - Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Sep 7th - Benmont Tench, Gainesville Fl, rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers)
Sep 7th - Corbin Bernsen, North Hollywood California, actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law)
Sep 7th - Michael Emerson, American actor
Sep 8th - Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
Sep 8th - Mark Foley, American politician
Sep 9th - Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
Sep 9th - Jeffrey Combs, American actor
Sep 10th - Martha Nause, Sheboygan WI, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
Sep 11th - Reed Birney, Alexandria Va, actor (Greatest Man in the World)
Sep 12th - Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
Sep 12th - Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
Sep 12th - Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
Sep 13th - Ted Mueller, rock drummer (Axe)
Sep 14th - Barry Cowsill, Newport RI, rock bassist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
Sep 15th - 7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
Sep 15th - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
Sep 16th - Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
Sep 16th - Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
Sep 17th - Joël-François Durand, French composer
Sep 18th - Murtaza Bhutto, politician
Sep 18th - Takao Doi, Tokyo Japan, astronaut (STS 87)
Sep 18th - Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
Sep 20th - Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
Sep 20th - Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)
Sep 20th - Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
Sep 20th - Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
Sep 21st - Philthy Animal, [Philip Taylor], rock drummer (Motorhead)
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō AbePrime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe (Sep 21st) Sep 21st - Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato
Sep 22nd - Shari Belafonte Harper, actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
Sep 22nd - Randy Lanier, American racing driver
Sep 23rd - Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
Sep 24th - Stephen Jones, art historian
Sep 25th - Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
Sep 25th - Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
Sep 26th - Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
Sep 27th - Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
Sep 28th - George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
Sep 28th - Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
Sep 29th - Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
Sep 29th - Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
Sep 30th - Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
Sep 30th - Calvin Levels, actor (Knightwatch), born in Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 30th - Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California
Oct 1st - Richard Schlesinger, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
Oct 1st - Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
Oct 2nd - Greg Jennings, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 2nd - Lani O'Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)
Oct 2nd - Lorraine Bracco, Brooklyn New York, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas)

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