January 1954 calendar

January 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1954?


  • 01 Jan 1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jan 1954 Herman Wouks Caine Mutiny, premieres in New York City
  • 04 Jan 1954 Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
  • 09 Jan 1954 Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game.
  • 10 Jan 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden.
  • 12 Jan 1954 Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament.
  • 13 Jan 1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Jan 1954 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
  • 15 Jan 1954 Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in Kenya.
  • 16 Jan 1954 South Pacific closes at Majestic Theater in New York City, New York after 1928 performances.
  • 17 Jan 1954 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9.
  • 18 Jan 1954 Fanfani forms Italian government.
  • 20 Jan 1954 The General Motors' Motorama show goes on display at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Chevrolet shows the Corvette Nomad prototype, with Corvette front and station wagon back. Chevrolet also shows a cherry red Corvair prototype, a two-seat fastback coupe with a Corvette front end. The name is a combination of "Corvette" and "Bel Air". Oldsmobile shows the F-88 two-seater convertible with fiberglass body. Pontiac shows the Bonneville Special, a two-seater with fiberglass body,
  • 21 Jan 1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited
  • 23 Jan 1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP.
  • 24 Jan 1954 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter.
  • 25 Jan 1954 The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union meet at the Berlin Conference.
  • 26 Jan 1954 Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • 30 Jan 1954 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR.
  • 02 Jan 1954 India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan.