April 1954 calendar

April 1954

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1954.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1954: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1954?


  • 01 Apr 1954 US Air Force Academy forms
  • 02 Apr 1954 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
  • 03 Apr 1954 Me & Juliet closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances
  • 04 Apr 1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open.
  • 06 Apr 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
  • 07 Apr 1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR
  • 08 Apr 1954 By the Beautiful Sea opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
  • 09 Apr 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Apr 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Apr 1954 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open.
  • 12 Apr 1954 Joe Turner releases Shake, Rattle & Roll
  • 13 Apr 1954 Baltimore Orioles' first game, lose to Detroit Tigers in Detroit 3-0.
  • 14 Apr 1954 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for political asylum in Canberra, Australia.
  • 15 Apr 1954 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Apr 1954 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Apr 1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
  • 19 Apr 1954 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
  • 20 Apr 1954 Golden Apple opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 21 Apr 1954 Gregori Malenkov becomes Premier of the USSR
  • 22 Apr 1954 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government.
  • 24 Apr 1954 Australia and the USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 25 Apr 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
  • 26 Apr 1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
  • 28 Apr 1954 U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles accuses Communist China of sending combat troops to Indo-China to train the Viet Minh guerrillas.
  • 30 Apr 1954 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano / orchestra premieres in Haifa
  • 02 Apr 1954 A 19-month-old infant is swept up in the ocean tides at Hermosa Beach, California. Local photographer John L. Gaunt photographs the incident; 1955 Pulitzer winner "Tragedy by the Sea".
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1954?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Little Things Mean A Lot
  2. - The Man Upstairs
  3. - Jilted
  4. - If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
  5. - The Happy Wanderer

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I See The Moon
  2. - Secret Love
  3. - Such A Night
  4. - The Happy Wanderer
  5. - The Kid's Last Fight


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1954?

The Art Of Advocacy by Lloyd Stryker

The Art Of Advocacy


Alexander Woollcott once called the author the "Knight of the rueful countenance," a colorful trial attorney. The lectures of Mr.

Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski

Flying Saucers Have Landed


Adamski claimed that he had met one Nordic alien named "Orthon" at Desert Center in 1952. Adamski began a conversation using gestures and telepathy while friends watched.

Love Is A Bridge by Charles Bracelen Flood

Love Is A Bridge


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The Taft Story by William S. White

The Taft Story


Taft Story, The, by White, William S.

Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe

Flying Saucers From Outer Space


The author argues that there are good reasons to believe in flying saucers. It explains the contradictions of some and hopes that it will help.