August 1954 calendar

August 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1954?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Aug 1954 Radio Pakistan broadcasts the "Qaumī Tarāna", the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The High and the Mighty
  2. - The High And The Mighty
  3. - The High And The Mighty
  4. - This Ole House
  5. - Cinnamon Sinner

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cara Mia
  2. - Little Things Mean A Lot
  3. - Idle Gossip
  4. - Three Coins In The Fountain
  5. - Secret Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1954?

Dialogues Of Alfred North Whitehead by Lucien Price

Dialogues Of Alfred North Whitehead


Whitehead, a philosopher and scientist, is the man who traveled the most on the road that we all must take. This is Whitehead's conversation in his home, clearly recorded and clearly modeled.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

Mr. Hobbs' Vacation by Edward Streeter

Mr. Hobbs' Vacation


Book by F. Andrew Leslie. From the novel by Edward Streeter. Leslie. Streeter Edward.

The Tunnel Of Love by Peter De Vries

The Tunnel Of Love


This work by the great American humorist Peter De Vries is a harking back to the golden age in American fiction. It was set in American suburbia.

Don Camillo'S Dilemma by Giovanni Guareschi

Don Camillo'S Dilemma


He was a journalist and writer as well as a humorist. He co-founded the humor magazine "Candido" with Giovanni Mosca, Giaci Mondaini. His "Don Camillo" series, based on stories about Don Camillo, the priest, and Peppone the communist mayor, made …