July 1954 calendar

July 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1954?


  • 01 Jul 1954 WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jul 1954 68th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Drobny beats K Rosewall
  • 03 Jul 1954 Wonderful Town closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 performances
  • 04 Jul 1954 WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
  • 05 Jul 1954 B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
  • 06 Jul 1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jul 1954 T.A.N.U. party founded in Tanzania.
  • 08 Jul 1954 KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 10 Jul 1954 Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Championship.
  • 11 Jul 1954 First White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Mississippi.
  • 12 Jul 1954 President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
  • 13 Jul 1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • 14 Jul 1954 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Warsaw and Union, Missouri (state record).
  • 15 Jul 1954 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested
  • 17 Jul 1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black
  • 18 Jul 1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 20 Jul 1954 Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
  • 21 Jul 1954 At Geneva, Switzerland, France agrees to independence of North and South Vietnam.
  • 22 Jul 1954 Virgin Islands (US) adopts constitution
  • 25 Jul 1954 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
  • 26 Jul 1954 WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Jul 1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller Golf Club - St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 28 Jul 1954 Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
  • 30 Jul 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 31 Jul 1954 First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
  • 05 Jul 1954 Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right", at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - The Little Shoemaker
  2. - The Little Shoemaker
  3. - Sh-Boom
  4. - Sh-Boom
  5. - I'm A Fool To Care

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cara Mia
  2. - Little Things Mean A Lot
  3. - Secret Love
  4. - Idle Gossip
  5. - Wanted


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1954?

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

The Night Of The Hunter by Davis Grubb

The Night Of The Hunter


This is the National Book Award-finalist bestseller that inspired Charles Laughton to create his expressionist horror masterpiece starring Robert Mitchum & Shelley Winters. Pearl Harper and John Harper are the only children being raised by their mother.

Cell 2455 Death Row by Caryl Chessman

Cell 2455 Death Row


Caryl Chessman, a 27-year-old petty crime, was sentenced to death in California for two counts of sexual assault in June 1948. This case is still one of the most important in California.

Pictures From An Institution by Randall Jarrell

Pictures From An Institution


Under the superficial appearance of a progressive women’s college, lies a world full of intellectual pride and pomposity that awaits destruction by the pen of two brilliant and horrifying wits.

A Time To Love And A Time To Die by Erich Maria Remarque

A Time To Love And A Time To Die


The classic wartime German author, A Time to Love & a Time to Die is a reminiscence of the harrowing insights in his masterpiece All Quiet on Western Front.