December 1954 calendar

December 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1954?


  • 01 Dec 1954 Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement.
  • 02 Dec 1954 Hit the Trail opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 04 Dec 1954 Hit the Trail closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Dec 1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Dec 1954 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt.
  • 07 Dec 1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Dec 1954 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Dec 1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium.
  • 11 Dec 1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • 14 Dec 1954 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Dec 1954 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • 17 Dec 1954 WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Dec 1954 Council for the Children Protection forms in Netherlands.
  • 25 Dec 1954 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Dec 1954 The Shadow, airs for last time on radio
  • 27 Dec 1954 Saint of Bleecker Street opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 28 Dec 1954 KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 29 Dec 1954 Kingdom of the Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being.
  • 30 Dec 1954 House of Flowers opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • 23 Dec 1954 First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Let Me Go, Lover!
  2. - Melody Of Love
  3. - Hearts Of Stone
  4. - Let Me Go, Lover!
  5. - Let Me Go Lover

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Let's Have Another Party
  2. - The Finger Of Suspicion
  3. - Oh Mein Papa
  4. - Santo Natale
  5. - Blowing Wild


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1954?

The White Gate by Mary Ellen Chase

The White Gate


Mylar cover that protected the white dustjacket. Library jacket with stamp and feep. The clean, unmarked pages tell a story about growing up.

Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton

Good Morning, Miss Dove


Good morning, Miss Dove by Patton Frances Gray

Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone

Love Is Eternal


A young, politically-minded woman and an awkward lawyer married and became President and First Lady.

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants


One of the most popular books ever written is No Time for Sergeants. It was first published in 1954. The book has been made into a Broadway Play and several Theatrical Productions. The movie, along with a long-running television series, …

The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso

The View From Pompey'S Head


Sweet, peaceful -- beautiful old Pompey's Head in South Carolina. Anson Page thought that he would end his life without it. After fifteen years as a Manhattan lawyer for a large publishing company, he returns to his hometown to solve …