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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

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

Boot Polish

Boot Polish

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Prakash Arora

Starring: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Sabrina

Sabrina

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Country: United States of America

Senso

Senso

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Country: United States of America

The Raid

The Raid

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1954?
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The Fall Of A Titan by Igor Gouzenko

The Fall Of A Titan

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Fall Of A Titan, The, by Gouzenko, Igor

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

Cell 2455 Death Row by Caryl Chessman

Cell 2455 Death Row

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In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of

The Bad Seed by William March

The Bad Seed

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William March's 1954 classic thriller that's as chilling, intelligent and timely as ever before. This paperback reissue includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested reading and more. What

Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson

Away All Boats

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A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.