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.
  • 01 Mar 1954 Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
vinyl songs

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?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1954?

Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough

Forty Plus And Fancy Free


Non-Fiction, Travel and Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

The Mind Alive


1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover, with gold lettering spine). The

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe


Vintage Hardcover book

The Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Age Of The Moguls


Book by Stewart H. Holbrook