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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1954: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1954?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1954 Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France
  • 02 Aug 1954 Tahar Ben Ammar appointed Premier of Tunisia
  • 03 Aug 1954 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown
  • 04 Aug 1954 Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning
  • 05 Aug 1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio
  • 06 Aug 1954 WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Aug 1954 Golden Apple closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
  • 10 Aug 1954 Netherlands Indonesian Union breaks up
  • 11 Aug 1954 BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • 12 Aug 1954 Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row
  • 13 Aug 1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • 14 Aug 1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, New York (NBC) begins
  • 15 Aug 1954 Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
  • 16 Aug 1954 Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
  • 18 Aug 1954 James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting
  • 19 Aug 1954 Ralph J Bunche is named undersecretary of United Nations.
  • 22 Aug 1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, Florida (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Aug 1954 First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
  • 24 Aug 1954 Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party
  • 25 Aug 1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • 29 Aug 1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
  • 30 Aug 1954 Hurricane Carol, kills 68
  • 31 Aug 1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins

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Music charts

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Movies

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

The Third Man

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Country: United States of America

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

White Heat

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Country: United States of America

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1954?
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Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

Madame De Pompadour

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When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was

Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough

Forty Plus And Fancy Free

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Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

The Mind Alive

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

Bless This House by Norah Lofts

Bless This House

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The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger

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From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.