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

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Starring: Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, David Burns

Casanova's Big Night

Casanova's Big Night

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone


Which were the most popular books released in April 1954?
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The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

The Mind Alive


1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

The Night Of The Hunter by Davis Grubb

The Night Of The Hunter


The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by

The Twenty-Year Revolution by Chesly Manly

The Twenty-Year Revolution


The twenty-year revolution from Roosevelt to Eisenhower (Hardcover) by Chesly Manly (Author)

Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe

Flying Saucers From Outer Space


The author presents the view that there are reasons to believe that flying saucers are real. The book explains the contradictions presented by some and the hope that it will help

Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski

Flying Saucers Have Landed


Adamski claimed he met with one Nordic alien, surnamed "Orthon", in 1952 at Desert Center. While friends watched from a distance, Adamski started a conversation of gestures & telepathy.