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Born :11/03/1954Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], punk rocker (If I Strip For You)
Born :03/14/1954Adrian Zmed, Chicago Ill, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever)
Born :06/20/1954Alan Lamb, British cricket player
Born :01/29/1954Alejandro CasaĄas, Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silv-1976, 80)
Born :01/30/1954Alides Hidding, singer/guitarist (Time Bandits)
Born :05/25/1954Allison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern
Born :07/06/1954Allyce Beasley, Bkln, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting)
Born :06/22/1954Amparo MuĄoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
Born :07/10/1954Andre Dawson, Miami Fla, outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)
Born :05/15/1954Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary, water polo player (Olympic, 1948-60)
Born :01/28/1954Anicee Alvina, Paris France, actress (Friends)
Born :10/29/1954Anita Meuer, singer (Just a Disillusion)
Born :06/21/1954Anne Kirkbride, actress
Born :09/20/1954Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
Born :12/25/1954Annie Lennox, Aberdeen Scotland, vocalist (Eurythmics, Why)
Born :06/28/1954Ava Barber, Knoxville Tn, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
Born :09/30/1954Barry Williams, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch)
Born :11/14/1954Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)
Born :11/15/1954Beverly D'Angelo, Columbus Ohio, actress (Vacation, European Vacation)
Born :04/29/1954Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)
Born :02/01/1954Billy Mumy, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
Born :12/01/1954Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
Born :09/20/1954Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actr (Slumber Party Massacre)
Born :04/14/1954Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
Born :01/05/1954Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
Born :09/30/1954Calvin Levels, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Knightwatch)
Born :04/24/1954Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], UK, rock bassist (Women and Capts 1st)
Born :08/06/1954Carl C Perkins, (Rep-D-KY, 1984- )
Born :10/22/1954Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)
Born :03/01/1954Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, oh those legs, actress (Dukes of Hazzard)
Born :05/27/1954Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
Born :11/06/1954Catherine Cryer
Born :02/11/1954Catherine Hickland, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
Born :03/04/1954Catherine O'Hara, Toronto Ont, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)=
Born :03/19/1954Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
Born :06/22/1954Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
Born :03/20/1954Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
Born :03/08/1954Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
Born :08/29/1954Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Born :11/04/1954Chris Difford, guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)
Born :12/21/1954Chris Evert Lloyd Mills, Ft Lauderdale, tennis pro 'Miss pokerface'
Born :01/22/1954Chris Lemmon, LA Calif, actor (Brothers and Sisters, Duet)
Born :06/22/1954Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers and Sisters, Richard-Duet)
Born :02/02/1954Christie Brinkley, [Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
Born :04/05/1954Christopher S Nelson, New Orleans LA, actor (Sons and Daughters)
Born :09/29/1954Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], Chicago Ill, actress (Tron)
Born :09/08/1954Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold and Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
Born :01/25/1954Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
Born :09/07/1954Corbin Bernsen, North Hollywood Calif, actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law)
Born :03/15/1954Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
Born :11/27/1954Curtis Armstrong, actor (Moonlighting)
Born :06/03/1954Dan Hill, rocker (Sometimes When We Touch)
Born :06/13/1954Daniel Seemiller, Pitts PA, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92
Born :05/08/1954David Keith, Knoxville Tenn, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter)
Born :03/14/1954David La Croix, race horse trainer
Born :07/13/1954David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
Born :03/08/1954David Wilkie, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :07/09/1954Debbie Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
Born :04/29/1954Deborah Iyall, rocker (Romeo Void)
Born :08/03/1954Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
Born :04/09/1954Dennis Quaid, Houston TX, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff)
Born :12/28/1954Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)
Born :08/27/1954Derek Warwick, race car driver
Born :01/29/1954Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
Born :03/24/1954Donna Pescow, Brooklyn, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow)
Born :10/05/1954Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards and Warriors)
Born :08/05/1954Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
Born :01/23/1954Edward Ka-Game, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
Born :08/25/1954Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], rocker (Allison)
Born :04/15/1954Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
Born :11/23/1954Ferry Hoogendik, editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
Born :07/29/1954Flo Hyman, Inglewood Calif, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :07/31/1954Flo Hyman, LA Calif, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :01/23/1954Franco De Vita, Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer
Born :06/22/1954Freddie Prinze, NYC, comedian/actor (Chico and the Man)
Born :11/11/1954Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976)
Born :04/08/1954Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
Born :06/11/1954Gary Fencik, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
Born :08/30/1954Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp)
Born :04/30/1954Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic-gold-1968)
Born :09/05/1954Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :06/06/1954Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy)
Born :12/09/1954Herman Finkers, night club performer
Born :10/29/1954Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :03/16/1954Hollis Stacy, Savannah Ga, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977,78)
Born :01/12/1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
Born :12/02/1954Huub Stapel, actor
Born :02/16/1954Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)
Born :03/24/1954Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
Born :04/24/1954Jack Blades, rocker (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age)
Born :05/20/1954James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
Born :12/14/1954James Horean, actor (Loving)
Born :07/06/1954James Kiberd, actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving)
Born :05/16/1954Janet Maw, actress
Born :10/24/1954Jap J Feenstra, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
Born :07/20/1954Jay Jay French, NYC, guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)
Born :04/01/1954Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa)
Born :12/11/1954Jermaine Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Jackson 5-ABC)
Born :05/22/1954Jerry Dammers, keyboardist (Specials-Special)
Born :04/29/1954Jerry Seinfeld, comedian (Seinfeld)
Born :06/15/1954Jim Belushi, Chicago Ill, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places)
Born :06/19/1954Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
Born :04/13/1954Jimmy Destri, rocker (Blondie-Rapture)
Born :10/30/1954JoAnne Russell, Miami Fla, tennis player (Wibeldon Double 1977)
Born :05/28/1954Joao Carlos De Oliveira, Brazil, triple jumper (Oly-bronze-1976, 80)
Born :12/13/1954John Anderson, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)
Born :06/11/1954John Dyson, cricketer
Born :05/17/1954John Iles, actor
Born :06/25/1954John Kimmel, horse trainer
Born :08/27/1954John Lloyd, tennis player (former husband of Chris Everet)
Born :08/25/1954John Savage, Old Bethpage NY, actor (Jim Malloy-Gibbsville)
Born :04/08/1954John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
Born :02/18/1954John Travolta, Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Grease)
Born :09/06/1954Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
Born :07/14/1954Jos Zoomer, drummer (Vandenberg)
Born :04/22/1954Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)
Born :12/16/1954Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1980)
Born :04/10/1954Jouko Turmanen, Finland, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :04/06/1954Judi Bowker, Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)
Born :05/04/1954Julie Budd, Bkln, singer (Child of Plenty)
Born :04/04/1954Julie Carmen, Mount Vernon NY, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out)
Born :08/29/1954Julio Fernandez, jazz musician (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Born :11/30/1954June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
Born :03/29/1954Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient
Born :03/08/1954Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :11/19/1954Kathleen Quinlan, Mill Valley Cal, actr (Rose Garden, Twilight Zone)
Born :07/19/1954Kathleen Turner, actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)
Born :07/25/1954Ken Greer, rocker (Red Rider)
Born :07/28/1954Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
Born :07/30/1954Ken Olin, Chicago Ill, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something)
Born :03/09/1954Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
Born :11/03/1954Kevin P Chilton, LA Calif, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, SK:59)
Born :04/18/1954Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Born :04/17/1954Kim Tyler, Hollywood Calif, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies)
Born :01/09/1954Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
Born :10/02/1954Lani O'Grady, Walnut Creek Calif, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)
Born :10/26/1954Lauren Tewes, actress (Love Boat, Eyes of a Stranger)
Born :07/26/1954Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)
Born :03/17/1954Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
Born :08/11/1954Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love and Anarchy)
Born :08/13/1954Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
Born :10/02/1954Lorraine Bracco, actress (Someone to Watch Over Me, Dream Team)
Born :07/13/1954Louise Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
Born :01/02/1954Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
Born :06/07/1954Lui Passaglia, Vancouver BC, CFL place kicker (B.C. Lions)
Born :07/25/1954Lynn Frederick, Middlesex England, actress (Schizophrenia)
Born :03/08/1954Marie-Therse Nadig, Tanneboden Switz, skier (Olympic-2 gold-1972)
Born :05/21/1954Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
Born :06/17/1954Mark Linn-Baker, St Louis, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers)
Born :03/05/1954Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
Born :08/25/1954Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
Born :04/12/1954Marvin Johnson, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
Born :08/12/1954Marvin L Johnson, Ind, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
Born :03/07/1954Matt Frenette, rocker (Loverboy)
Born :02/15/1954Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)
Born :06/19/1954Michael O'Brien, British parliament leader
Born :08/29/1954Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)
Born :05/01/1954Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
Born :04/05/1954Michael W Butler, created TODAY program
Born :04/03/1954Mick Mars, [Bob Allen Dale], IN, guitarist (Mutley Cre-Girls Girls)
Born :02/07/1954Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop)
Born :02/01/1954Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty and Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
Born :12/15/1954Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY and NEWDAY)/sysop East Bay X-Change
Born :12/06/1954Miles Chapin, NYC, actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse)
Born :03/23/1954Moses Malone, NBA all star center (Phila '76ers)
Born :03/16/1954Nancy Wilson, SF, rocker (Heart-Never, Barracuda, What about Love)
Born :02/27/1954Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
Born :07/10/1954Neil Francis Tennant, rocker (Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices)
Born :06/06/1954Nicko McBrain, rocker (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast)
Born :08/08/1954Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
Born :01/06/1954Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
Born :08/12/1954Pat Methany, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
Born :04/12/1954Pat Travers
Born :09/30/1954Patrice Rushen, rocker
Born :11/27/1954Patricia McPherson, Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider)
Born :02/20/1954Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
Born :06/09/1954Pete Byrne, rocker (Naked Eyes)
Born :05/05/1954Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
Born :09/12/1954Peter Scolari, New Rochelle NY, actor (Jerry-Newhart)
Born :12/26/1954Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
Born :06/05/1954Phil Neale, cricketer
Born :09/21/1954Phil Taylor, rocker (Motorhead)
Born :07/24/1954Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
Born :07/14/1954Ralph D'Amico, jockey
Born :12/18/1954Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)
Born :05/01/1954Ray Parker Jr, rocker (Ghostbusters Theme)
Born :09/11/1954Reed Birney, Alexandria Va, entertainer (Greatest Man in the World)
Born :04/17/1954Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
Born :01/25/1954Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC and Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
Born :05/19/1954Rick Cerone, Newark NJ, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos)
Born :01/23/1954Rick Finch, rocker (KC and Sunshine Band-Give It)
Born :11/08/1954Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love)
Born :07/18/1954Ricky Skaggs, singer (Toy Hearts, 2 Different Worlds)
Born :03/24/1954Robert Carradine, LA Calif, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength)
Born :06/26/1954Robert Davi, actor (Raw Deal)
Born :01/17/1954Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Born :06/21/1954Robert Pastorelli, Bkln NY, actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown)
Born :12/25/1954Robin Campbell, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
Born :03/13/1954Robin Duke, Toronto Canada, comedienne (SCTV, SNL)
Born :04/02/1954Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter)
Born :12/28/1954Rosie Vela, British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)
Born :11/01/1954Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
Born :08/12/1954Sam J Jones, Chicago Ill, actor (Chris-Code Red, The Highway Man)
Born :08/02/1954Sammy McIlroy, soccer player
Born :08/26/1954Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
Born :10/09/1954Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho)
Born :05/06/1954Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut
Born :09/22/1954Shari Belafonte Harper, NYC, actress (Julie-Hotel)
Born :01/28/1954Shawn Murray, rocker (Mink DeVille)
Born :09/30/1954Silvia Chivás, Cuba, 100m/4x100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
Born :09/20/1954Silvio Leonard, Cuba, 100m sprinter (Olympic-silver-1980)
Born :04/05/1954Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
Born :11/20/1954Steve Dahl, Calif, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
Born :01/19/1954Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
Born :09/28/1954Steve Largent, wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
Born :12/25/1954Steve Wariner, country singer (I Got Dreams)
Born :08/26/1954Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ
Born :10/03/1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, US, guitarist
Born :12/26/1954Susan Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
Born :06/15/1954Terri Gibbs, Augusta Ga, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin')
Born :10/07/1954Tico Torres, drummer (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
Born :06/12/1954Tineke Schouten, TV host
Born :10/12/1954Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
Born :03/31/1954Tony Brock, drummer (Babys-Missing You)
Born :04/07/1954Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
Born :12/28/1954Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, SNL, Amanda's)
Born :04/19/1954Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
Born :08/31/1954Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], Engld, transexual (For Your Eyes Only)
Born :12/26/1954Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :02/20/1954Vasili Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut
Born :01/13/1954Vicki McCarty, Los Angeles Ca, playmate (Sep, 1979)
Born :04/24/1954Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
Born :07/26/1954Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)
Born :03/17/1954Wally Stocker, vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
Born :12/26/1954Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :09/09/1954Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :07/25/1954Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
Born :07/02/1954Wendy Schaal, Chicago Ill, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is)
Born :06/14/1954Will Patton, Charleston SC, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun)
Born :08/20/1954William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)




Died :06/08/1954Alan M Turing, British mathematician (Turing machine),
Died :08/19/1954Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), at 73
Died :11/22/1954Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, at 70
Died :04/10/1954Auguste Lumire, French photograph/movie pioneer, at 81
Died :09/28/1954Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), at 69
Died :07/20/1954Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), at 52
Died :05/16/1954Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), at 61
Died :08/03/1954Colette, France, novelist (Claudine), at 81
Died :07/17/1954Dirk B Nanninga, painter, at 85
Died :07/06/1954Dirk Verbeek, actor/director (Hofstad Stage), at 70
Died :06/22/1954Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), at 49
Died :01/11/1954Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, at 77
Died :06/25/1954Eduard M Meijers, lawyer (Civil Code), at 74
Died :01/31/1954Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
Died :01/11/1954Emmy Arbous, actress/cabaret performer, at 56
Died :11/29/1954Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist,
Died :11/28/1954Enrico Fermi, Italian/US physicist (Nobel 1938),
Died :02/17/1954Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), at 72
Died :11/19/1954F Henri Berr, French occurence philosopher dies
Died :01/31/1954Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), at 65
Died :10/26/1954Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp,
Died :03/28/1954Francis B Young, British physician/writer (In South Africa),
Died :10/16/1954Friedrich Lobke, German politician, at 67
Died :08/24/1954Getúlio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil (1930-45, 51-54), suicide
Died :12/08/1954Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), at 50
Died :07/26/1954Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), at 26
Died :06/04/1954Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), at 58
Died :11/03/1954Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), at 84
Died :08/13/1954Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer,
Died :11/10/1954Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
Died :07/14/1954Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, at 87
Died :04/19/1954Joe Laurie Jr, comedian (Can You Top This?), at 61
Died :03/06/1954John Kalf, literature/art historian, at 80
Died :12/24/1954Johnny Ace, ballad singer dies at 25 of Russian Roulette
Died :04/25/1954Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head),
Died :02/01/1954Julius P Hoste, Belg minister/daily newspaper publisher, at 69
Died :11/15/1954Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), at 76
Died :07/13/1954M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, at 47
Died :02/08/1954Mabel Paige, actress (Lucky Jordan), at 73
Died :06/01/1954Martin Anderson Nexu, Danish poet/writer (Pelle Erobreren), at 84
Died :07/24/1954Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, at 90
Died :01/16/1954Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer,
Died :01/11/1954Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Tapfere Soldier),
Died :05/02/1954Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, at 82
Died :09/10/1954Peter Anders, German opera singer,
Died :12/31/1954Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), at 75
Died :04/12/1954Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, journalist/sports-organizer,
Died :10/22/1954Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot, at 54
Died :06/28/1954Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo at 26; oldest known deer
Died :11/04/1954Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), at 31
Died :01/19/1954Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Maltese Falcon), at 74
Died :08/06/1954Theo[by] Van Rein, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, at 70 [or 8/10]
Died :03/17/1954Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, at 88
Died :11/30/1954Wilhelm Firtwangler, German conductor/composer,
Died :10/20/1954Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), at 51




Special :04/08/1954"By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
Special :03/15/1954"CBS Morning Show" premiers with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar
Special :10/03/1954"Father Knows Best" premieres
Special :01/20/1954-70° F (-57° C), Rogers Pass, Montana (state record)
Special :01/09/1954-87° F (-66° C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
Special :07/15/1954110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)
Special :06/28/1954111°F (44°C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
Special :07/14/1954117° F (47° C), East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
Special :07/14/1954118° F (48° C), Warsaw and Union, Missouri (state record)
Special :09/10/195412 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
Special :06/23/1954122° F (50° C), Overton, Nevada (state record)
Special :04/24/19541st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
Special :09/20/19541st FORTRAN computer program run
Special :09/11/19541st Miss America TV broadcast
Special :09/20/19541st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
Special :11/24/19541st US Presidental airplane christened
Special :08/03/19541st VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Land) flown
Special :07/11/19541st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
Special :04/01/19541st army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC
Special :06/27/19541st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
Special :09/30/19541st atomic-powered vessel, submarine Nautilus launched
Special :02/15/19541st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, California
Special :03/04/19541st black US sub-cabinet member appointed-JE Wilkins
Special :03/19/19541st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in MSG, NYC
Special :07/15/19541st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
Special :12/17/19541st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)
Special :01/21/19541st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
Special :07/17/19541st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
Special :02/23/19541st mass inoculation with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)
Special :11/30/19541st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
Special :06/07/19541st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
Special :09/04/19541st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed
Special :11/15/19541st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
Special :05/24/19541st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
Special :03/19/19541st rocket-driven sled on rails tested, Alamogordo, NM
Special :05/08/19541st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
Special :02/26/19541st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
Special :01/11/19542 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
Special :09/11/195420.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
Special :08/16/1954200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
Special :03/01/19544 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
Special :11/08/1954AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
Special :07/13/1954AL beats NL 11-9 in 21st All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
Special :02/25/1954Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
Special :04/22/1954Achiel of Acker forms Belgian cabinet
Special :12/10/1954Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
Special :08/15/1954Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay
Special :11/01/1954Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
Special :10/31/1954Algerian Revolution against French begins
Special :07/27/1954Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
Special :06/04/1954Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
Special :08/18/1954Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became 1st black to attend cabinet
Special :07/21/1954At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North and South Vietnam
Special :06/29/1954Atomic Energy Comm voted against reinstating Dr J Robert Oppenheimer
Special :04/24/1954Australia and USSR break diplomatic relations
Special :01/12/1954Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115
Special :10/27/1954B O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general in USAF
Special :04/13/1954Balt Orioles 1st game, lost to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
Special :04/12/1954Belgian government-Houtte resigns
Special :01/30/1954Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
Special :05/14/1954Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
Special :04/25/1954Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
Special :01/09/1954Bert Olmstead, Mont Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
Special :02/02/1954Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
Special :04/12/1954Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock"
Special :05/01/1954Bishops publish Mandement (member socialistic org forbidden)
Special :09/22/1954Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
Special :01/09/1954Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan and Leonie Adams
Special :01/10/1954Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WH Auden
Special :05/10/1954Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris
Special :08/05/1954Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern and 15 pioneers
Special :10/23/1954Britain, England, France and USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
Special :10/01/1954British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
Special :04/25/1954British raid Nairobi Kenya
Special :06/17/1954CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles and United Fruit Co)
Special :06/27/1954CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
Special :09/16/1954CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/18/1954Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forefeit game
Special :08/31/1954Census Bureau established
Special :05/20/1954Chang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China
Special :11/02/1954Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
Special :08/07/1954Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate
Special :07/27/1954Chick Harbert wins PGA golf tournament
Special :09/03/1954China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy and Amoy
Special :12/26/1954Cleveland Browns beat Detroit Lions 56-10 in NFL championship game
Special :09/18/1954Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
Special :10/29/1954Colonel Nasser disbands Moslim Brothership
Special :04/18/1954Colonel Nasser seizes power and becomes PM of Egypt
Special :08/24/1954Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
Special :06/22/1954Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
Special :07/17/1954Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
Special :10/30/1954Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
Special :04/16/1954Detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
Special :04/03/1954Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
Special :05/24/1954Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
Special :12/21/1954Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
Special :01/27/1954Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
Special :09/05/1954Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
Special :06/16/1954Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
Special :06/19/1954Ed Furgol wins US Open golf tournament
Special :03/09/1954Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
Special :10/19/1954Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
Special :11/14/1954Egyptian pres Naguib declares emergency crisis
Special :02/10/1954Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
Special :11/12/1954Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed
Special :01/04/1954Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
Special :04/05/1954Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
Special :01/18/1954Fanfani forms Italian govt
Special :04/26/1954Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
Special :07/03/1954Food rationing ends in Britain
Special :12/15/1954Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
Special :10/02/1954Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
Special :06/04/1954France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
Special :11/24/1954France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
Special :12/02/1954Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
Special :05/07/1954French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
Special :02/13/1954Furman basketball star Frank Selvy scores 100 pts in a game v Newb
Special :11/01/1954General Fulgencio Batista elected pres of Cuba
Special :02/20/1954General Zahedi wins election in Persia
Special :10/23/1954German FR joins NATO
Special :05/24/1954German airline Lufthansa forms
Special :04/07/1954German govt refuses to recognize DDR
Special :10/28/1954Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #2322 Kitt Peak and #3572
Special :09/05/1954Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #2996 Bowman
Special :06/15/1954Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factory nationalized
Special :04/21/1954Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
Special :01/26/1954Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
Special :05/01/1954HSA-UWC Established (Unification Church) (Moonies)
Special :04/23/1954Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
Special :01/23/1954Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
Special :10/07/1954Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslim brothership, arrested in Egypt
Special :05/22/1954Hasty Road wins Preakness
Special :06/17/1954Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in NYC
Special :09/17/1954Heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8
Special :03/08/1954Herb McKinley sets Č mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
Special :08/31/1954Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die
Special :09/01/1954Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island/New England, kills 68
Special :09/14/1954Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
Special :09/02/1954Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
Special :10/18/1954Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US
Special :10/05/1954Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
Special :10/15/1954Hurricane Hazel strikes US and Canada, 348 die
Special :11/01/1954India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
Special :09/12/1954Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
Special :10/21/1954Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
Special :09/07/1954Integration begins in Wash DC and Balt MD public schools
Special :08/24/1954International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
Special :10/14/1954Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
Special :01/30/1954Italy's Fanfani cabinet resigns
Special :11/10/1954Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
Special :11/02/1954JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
Special :01/17/1954Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
Special :12/07/1954Japanese government of Joshida, resigns
Special :02/03/1954Jeen Van de Bergen wins Dutch Elfstedentocht skate
Special :04/12/1954Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Special :06/02/1954John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland
Special :11/30/1954John Stridom succeeds Malan as premier of South-Africa
Special :08/31/1954K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1825 Klare
Special :10/19/1954KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/29/1954KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :04/15/1954KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :11/28/1954KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
Special :12/07/1954KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :03/14/1954KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
Special :12/28/1954KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :09/20/1954KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :03/21/1954KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/03/1954KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/15/1954KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :10/15/1954KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/06/1954KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :07/08/1954KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :07/15/1954KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/26/1954KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/--/1954KOVR TV channel 13 in Stockton-Sacramento, CA (ABC) 1st broadcasting
Special :09/--/1954KPLC TV channel 7 in Lake Charles, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :06/10/1954KQED TV channel 9 in San Francisco, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/31/1954KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :05/22/1954KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :04/10/1954KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :01/01/1954KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/03/1954KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :12/05/1954KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/09/1954KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :11/20/1954KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/18/1954KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :11/01/1954KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/26/1954KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :04/16/1954KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/11/1954KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :05/29/1954Kirk and Anne Douglas married
Special :09/21/1954Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN
Special :03/20/1954La Salle wins NCAA basketball championship
Special :05/13/1954Labour Party wins British municipal elections
Special :12/24/1954Laos gains its independence
Special :11/03/1954Linus Pauling wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
Special :08/01/1954Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France
Special :11/10/1954Lt Col John Strapp travels 632 MPH in a rocket sled
Special :03/12/1954M Itzigsohn discovers asteroid #1970
Special :07/12/1954Major League Baseball Players Assn founded
Special :02/09/1954Mario Scelba forms new govt in Italy
Special :07/31/1954Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
Special :05/05/1954Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
Special :07/08/1954Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
Special :01/13/1954Milt rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
Special :06/12/1954Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
Special :04/12/1954Minneapolis beats Syracuse, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
Special :04/06/1954Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
Special :03/14/1954NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
Special :04/23/1954NBA adopts 24 second shot clock rule
Special :04/22/1954NBA adopts 24-second shot clock and 6 team-foul rule
Special :10/02/1954NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
Special :01/14/1954NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
Special :12/01/1954Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement
Special :04/26/1954Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
Special :01/21/1954Nautilus, 1st atomic powered submarine launched (Groton Conn)
Special :12/15/1954Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
Special :06/16/1954Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
Special :11/03/1954Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born and Walter Bothe
Special :10/28/1954Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
Special :09/21/1954Nuclear submarine "Nautilus" is commissioned
Special :04/15/1954Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
Special :06/10/1954PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
Special :10/23/1954Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
Special :10/17/1954Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
Special :11/04/1954Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
Special :12/10/1954Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
Special :06/18/1954Pierre Mends-France forms French government
Special :04/02/1954Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see 0126]
Special :09/03/1954Pope Pius X canonized a saint
Special :05/29/1954Pope Pius X issues holy declaration
Special :03/25/1954Pope Pius XII encyclical "On consecrated virginity"
Special :05/19/1954Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project
Special :04/07/1954Pres Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
Special :06/14/1954Pres Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
Special :10/27/1954Pres Eisenhower wants to aid S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
Special :05/03/1954Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh and John Patrick
Special :03/25/1954RCA manufactures 1st color TV set
Special :08/19/1954Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN
Special :04/13/1954Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
Special :05/22/1954Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
Special :05/13/1954Robin Roberts gives up a HR then retires next 27 men in a row
Special :09/20/1954Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
Special :05/06/1954Roger Bannister breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)
Special :01/01/1954Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
Special :03/07/1954Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competiton
Special :01/08/1954S Arend discovers asteroid #1717 Arlon
Special :10/30/1954S Arend discovers asteroid #2538 Vanderlinden
Special :09/08/1954SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia
Special :08/29/1954SF International Airport (SFO) opens
Special :04/12/1954Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan to win his 3rd Masters tournament
Special :02/01/1954Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
Special :09/27/1954School integration begins in Wash DC and Baltimore Md public schools
Special :02/14/1954Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
Special :04/22/1954Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began
Special :12/06/1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
Special :08/10/1954Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
Special :02/02/1954Snow falls on Gibraltar
Special :01/04/1954Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premiers
Special :02/01/1954Soap opera "Secret Storm" premiers
Special :08/16/1954Sports Illustrated publishes its' 1st issue
Special :05/02/1954Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
Special :09/27/1954Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premiers
Special :10/29/1954Sweden begins experimental TV
Special :02/23/1954Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
Special :08/02/1954Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia
Special :11/02/1954Taiwan and US sign pact
Special :05/16/1954Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game since breaking his collarbone
Special :06/17/1954Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
Special :07/20/1954Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
Special :07/17/1954Theodor Heuss elected as president of West-Germany
Special :09/24/1954Tonight Show premiers on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
Special :07/06/1954Tunisian cabinet-M'zali, resigns
Special :09/26/1954Typhoon hits Japan (5 ferryboats sink, about 1,600 killed
Special :09/26/1954Typhoon strikes Kakodate Bay Japan, killing over 1,600
Special :04/01/1954US Air Force Academy established
Special :03/11/1954US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
Special :11/01/1954US Senate admonishes Joseph Mccarthy because of slander campaign
Special :09/06/1954US plane shot down above Siberia
Special :11/07/1954US spy plane shot down over Japan
Special :05/07/1954US, Great-Britain and France reject Russian membership in NATO
Special :04/21/1954USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
Special :12/11/1954USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
Special :04/22/1954USSR joins UNESCO
Special :03/31/1954USSR offers to join NATO
Special :03/13/1954Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
Special :07/22/1954Virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act)
Special :04/07/1954WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/26/1954WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/01/1954WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
Special :02/19/1954WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
Special :07/15/1954WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/18/1954WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/26/1954WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/25/1954WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :02/05/1954WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/26/1954WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :08/15/1954WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
Special :07/01/1954WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :04/25/1954WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/13/1954WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :12/17/1954WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :04/09/1954WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/16/1954WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :08/14/1954WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins
Special :05/03/1954WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :04/15/1954WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/--/1954WINK TV channel 11 in Ft Myers, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/06/1954WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
Special :10/27/1954WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/28/1954WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
Special :08/01/1954WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :08/06/1954WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/12/1954WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/18/1954WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
Special :09/10/1954WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/04/1954WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF)TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
Special :08/31/1954WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
Special :03/09/1954WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/18/1954WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
Special :02/16/1954WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :12/14/1954WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/13/1954WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :08/22/1954WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :12/08/1954WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :04/01/1954WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :02/15/1954WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/23/1954WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :04/24/1954WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :12/25/1954WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/15/1954WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/22/1954WTHI TV channel 10 in Terre Haute, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :02/14/1954WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/02/1954WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :01/01/1954WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :10/27/1954Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
Special :07/20/1954West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
Special :07/04/1954West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
Special :10/22/1954West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Special :07/04/1954West-Germany wins soccer championship
Special :09/29/1954Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
Special :04/15/1954Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow
Special :09/06/1954Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
Special :09/24/1954Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
Special :01/01/1954Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism

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