Today in History for Year 1954 (Part 6)

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Historical Events

Events 501 - 552 of 552

Nov 24th - Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
Nov 24th - France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
Nov 26th - Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
Nov 27th - "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 perfs
Nov 27th - 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
Nov 27th - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
Nov 28th - 1st pro football game in Netherlands
Nov 28th - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
Nov 28th - KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
Nov 30th - 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
Nov 30th - 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
Nov 30th - John Strydom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
Dec 1st - Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
Dec 1st - Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
Dec 2nd - "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
Dec 2nd - Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
Dec 2nd - US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"
Dec 3rd - Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres
Dec 3rd - William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida," premieres in London
Dec 4th - "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
Dec 4th - "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
Dec 4th - The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
Dec 5th - KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
Author Simone de BeauvoirAuthor Simone de Beauvoir Dec 6th - Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
Dec 7th - Japanese government of Joshida resigns
Dec 7th - KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Dec 8th - Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC
Dec 8th - WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 9th - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
Dec 10th - Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dec 10th - Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 10th - Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
Dec 11th - Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling Dec 11th - USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
Dec 14th - WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
Dec 15th - Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
Dec 15th - Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
Dec 17th - 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)
Dec 17th - WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 23rd - The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dec 24th - Council for the Children Protection forms in Netherlands
Dec 24th - Laos gains its independence
Dec 25th - WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 26th - "The Shadow," airs for last time on radio
Dec 26th - Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
Dec 27th - "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs
Dec 27th - Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint," premieres in NYC
Dec 28th - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
Dec 28th - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Dec 29th - Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
Dec 30th - "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances
Dec 30th - Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 664

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al SharptonMinister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton (Oct 3rd) Oct 3rd - Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)
Oct 5th - Bob Geldof, rocker
Oct 5th - Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
Oct 6th - David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
Oct 7th - Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
Oct 7th - Kenneth Atchley, American composer
Oct 8th - Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
Oct 8th - Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
Oct 9th - Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)
Oct 10th - "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)
Van Halen Rocker David Lee RothVan Halen Rocker David Lee Roth (Oct 10th) Oct 10th - David Lee Roth, Bloomington Indiana, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)
Oct 10th - Rekha, Bollywood actress
Oct 10th - Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
Oct 12th - Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
Oct 13th - Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
Oct 13th - George Frazier, American baseball player
Oct 13th - Claude Ribbe, French historian
Oct 14th - Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
Oct 15th - Jere Burns, Cambridge MS, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John)
Oct 15th - Kip Byrne, Detroit Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71)
Oct 16th - Stephen Mellor, American actor
Oct 18th - Liz Burch, Australian actress
Oct 19th - Joe Bryant, American basketball player
Oct 19th - Sam Allardyce, English football manager
Oct 19th - Deborah Blum, American writer
Oct 20th - Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
Oct 20th - Steve Orich, orchestrator
Oct 20th - Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
Oct 21st - Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
Oct 22nd - Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)
Oct 23rd - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American director (The Wedding Banquet, Brokeback Mountain)
Oct 24th - Doug Davidson, Glendale CA, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless)
Oct 24th - Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Oct 24th - Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
Oct 24th - Brad Sherman, American politician
Oct 24th - Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
Oct 24th - Mike Rounds, American politician
Oct 24th - Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
Ice Hockey Player Mike EruzioneIce Hockey Player Mike Eruzione (Oct 25th) Oct 25th - Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Massachusetts, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980)
Oct 26th - D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
Oct 26th - Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
Oct 27th - Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
Oct 27th - Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
Oct 29th - Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
Oct 29th - Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
Oct 30th - JoAnne Russell, Miami Fla, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977)
Oct 30th - T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
Oct 30th - Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
Nov 1st - Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
Nov 2nd - Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
Nov 3rd - Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], London, English punk rocker (If I Strip For You)
Nov 3rd - Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
Nov 3rd - Kevin P Chilton, Los Angeles California, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76)
Nov 4th - Chris Difford, guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)
Nov 6th - Catherine Crier, Dallas, Texas, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game)
Nov 7th - Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
Nov 8th - Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love)
Nov 8th - David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
Nov 8th - Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
Nov 8th - Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
Nov 8th - Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
Nov 9th - Dennis Stratton, London England, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden)
Nov 9th - Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
Nov 10th - Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
Nov 11th - Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976)
Nov 11th - Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
Nov 12th - Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
Nov 12th - Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
Nov 13th - Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
Nov 13th - Chris Noth, American actor
Nov 14th - Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)
Nov 14th - Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)
Nov 14th - Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State
Nov 15th - Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
Nov 15th - Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
Nov 16th - Andrea Barrett, American author
Nov 16th - Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
Nov 16th - Dick Gross, Australian politician
Nov 17th - Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
Nov 18th - Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
Nov 18th - John Parr, British pop singer
Nov 18th - Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
Nov 19th - Annette Guest, US singer (First Choice)
Nov 19th - Gail Stanton Memphis TN, playmate (Jun, 1978)
Nov 19th - Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
Nov 19th - Tom Scheckel, Chicago IL, rock drummer (Buckinghams)
Nov 20th - Frank Marino, Montreal Canada, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush)
Nov 20th - Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
Nov 20th - Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
Nov 21st - Thomas Rothman, American film executive
Nov 23rd - Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
Nov 23rd - Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
Nov 23rd - Ken Schrom, baseball player
Nov 23rd - Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
Nov 24th - Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
Nov 26th - Roz Chast, American cartoonist
Nov 26th - Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
Nov 27th - Patricia McPherson, Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider)
Nov 27th - Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
Nov 29th - Joel Coen, Minneapolis Mn, actor/dir (Spies Like Us, Barton Fink)

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