February 1954 calendar

February 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1954?


  • 01 Feb 1954 1st TV soap opera Secret Storm premieres
  • 02 Feb 1954 Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • 03 Feb 1954 Jeen van den Berg win Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32).
  • 05 Feb 1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Feb 1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy.
  • 10 Feb 1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • 11 Feb 1954 In Los Angeles, California, the 6th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Ed Sullivan. Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program: This Is Your Life and What's My Line?
  • 13 Feb 1954 Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
  • 14 Feb 1954 Sen John Kennedy appears on Meet the Press
  • 15 Feb 1954 WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Feb 1954 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Feb 1954 The Detroit Auto Show opens for press previews, in Michigan. The Ford Motor Company shows its new two-seat convertible, calling it a "personal car", with the name "Fairlane".
  • 18 Feb 1954 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 19 Feb 1954 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 20 Feb 1954 General Zahedi wins election in Persia.
  • 23 Feb 1954 1st mass inoculation with Salk vaccine
  • 25 Feb 1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier.
  • 26 Feb 1954 First typesetting machine (photo engraving) is used, in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 28 Feb 1954 Patty Berg / Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • 02 Feb 1954 The Detroit Red Wings played in the first outdoor hockey game by any NHL team in an exhibition against the Marquette Branch Prison Pirates in Marquette, Michigan.
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Music charts

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

  1. - From The Vine Came The Grape
  2. - At the Darktown Strutters' Ball
  3. - From The Vine Came The Grape
  4. - Answer Me, My Love
  5. - Young-At-Heart

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Oh Mein Papa
  2. - I See The Moon
  3. - Blowing Wild
  4. - That's Amore
  5. - The Happy Wanderer


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1954?

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.

The Great Iron Ship by James Dugan

The Great Iron Ship


The Great Iron Ship

A Stillness At Appomattox by Bruce Catton

A Stillness At Appomattox


Bruce Catton was our Civil War historian and was the first to publish his book in 1953. He received the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award for excellence nonfiction. This

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger


Lucas Marsh has been a child since he was a baby and cannot see himself as anything but a doctor. He is a very naive, glorified doctor.

Triumph And Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill

Triumph And Tragedy


The Second World War lasted only 14 months from the Allied landings at Normandy in June 1944. This last volume covers the events up to the unconditional surrender by Japan.