March 1954 calendar

March 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1954?


  • 01 Mar 1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
  • 04 Mar 1954 JE Wilkins, appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
  • 05 Mar 1954 Girl in Pink Tights opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances
  • 07 Mar 1954 Russia wins title in their first international ice hockey competition.
  • 09 Mar 1954 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC
  • 11 Mar 1954 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics.
  • 12 Mar 1954 Finland and Germany officially end their state of war.
  • 13 Mar 1954 Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu.
  • 14 Mar 1954 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
  • 15 Mar 1954 CBS Morning Show premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar
  • 19 Mar 1954 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.
  • 20 Mar 1954 First newspaper vending machine used (Columbia, Pennsylvania).
  • 21 Mar 1954 KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC / CBS / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Mar 1954 First shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
  • 23 Mar 1954 In Vietnam, the Viet Minh capture the main airstrip of Dien Bien Phu. The remaining French Army units there are partially isolated.
  • 25 Mar 1954 26th Academy Awards: From Here to Eternity, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn win.
  • 26 Mar 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
  • 27 Mar 1954 The Castle Romeo nuclear test explosion is executed.
  • 28 Mar 1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon and Kismet win.
  • 29 Mar 1954 A C-47 transport with the French nurse Genevieve de Galard on board is wrecked on the runway at Dien Bien Phu.
  • 30 Mar 1954 The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
  • 31 Mar 1954 US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is established.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Wanted
  2. - There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  3. - The Man with the Banjo
  4. - A Girl A Girl (Zoom-Ba Di Alli Nella)
  5. - Here

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I See The Moon
  2. - Oh Mein Papa
  3. - The Happy Wanderer
  4. - Tennessee Wig Walk
  5. - Don't Laugh At Me ('Cause I'm A Fool)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Herbert J. Biberman

Starring: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Drive a Crooked Road

Drive a Crooked Road

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden

Night People

Night People

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

West of Zanzibar

West of Zanzibar

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Harry Watt

Starring: Anthony Steel, Sheila Sim, William Simons, Orlando Martins


Which were the most popular books released in March 1954?
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Love Is A Bridge by Charles Bracelen Flood

Love Is A Bridge


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Fire In The Ashes by Theodore Harold White

Fire In The Ashes


This is America's epic adventure as the leader of the Western World.

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.

Time And Time Again by James Hilton

Time And Time Again



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.