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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1954?


Events

  • 01 May 1954 WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC / SFN) begins broadcasting
  • 02 May 1954 Stan Musial hits five homeruns in a doubleheader.
  • 03 May 1954 KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 04 May 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
  • 05 May 1954 Military coup by General Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay.
  • 06 May 1954 Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile.
  • 07 May 1954 US, Great Britain, and France reject Russian membership in NATO.
  • 08 May 1954 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) was formed in Manila, Philippines.
  • 10 May 1954 Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris
  • 11 May 1954 U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles declares that Indochina is important but not essential to the security of Southeast Asia thus ending any prospect of American intervention on the side of France.
  • 13 May 1954 Pajama Game opens at St. James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
  • 14 May 1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months.
  • 15 May 1954 KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 16 May 1954 WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 17 May 1954 Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 separate but equal Plessy Vs Ferguson decision
  • 18 May 1954 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect.
  • 19 May 1954 Postmaster General Summerfield approves US Central Intelligence Agency mail-opening project.
  • 21 May 1954 American amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated.
  • 22 May 1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 May 1954 Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
  • 26 May 1954 A fire aboard the United States aircraft carrier USS Bennington off Narragansett Bay kills 103 crewmen.
  • 29 May 1954 Kirk and Anne Douglas married
  • 30 May 1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1954?
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The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane

The Lady Of Arlington

By:

the lady of arlington

Bless This House by Norah Lofts

Bless This House

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The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger

By:

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes

The Desperate Hours

By:

A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes by Harold L. Ickes

The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes

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The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes, Volume III: the Lowering Clouds 1939-1941 [Hardcover] Harold L. Ickes (Author)