November 1954 calendar

November 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1954?


  • 01 Nov 1954 Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
  • 02 Nov 1954 Taiwan and US sign military pact
  • 03 Nov 1954 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born and Walter Bothe
  • 04 Nov 1954 Fanny opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
  • 05 Nov 1954 Japan and Burma sign a separate peace treaty in Rangoon, to end their formal state of war.
  • 07 Nov 1954 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 10 Nov 1954 Lieutenant Colonel John Strapp travels 632mph in a rocket sled.
  • 12 Nov 1954 Ellis Island, immigration station in New York Harbor, closes, after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
  • 14 Nov 1954 Egyptian President Naguib fired / state of emergency declared
  • 19 Nov 1954 Tele Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
  • 20 Nov 1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Nov 1954 Humane Society forms
  • 23 Nov 1954 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 3.27 points, or 0.86%, closing at an all-time high of 382.74. More significantly, this is the first time the Dow has surpassed its 1929 peak level reached just before that year's crash.
  • 24 Nov 1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
  • 27 Nov 1954 By the Beautiful Sea closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances
  • 28 Nov 1954 1st pro football game in the Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 1954 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
  • 12 Nov 1954 Ellis Island ceases operations.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Mambo Italiano
  2. - Mister Sandman
  3. - The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
  4. - That's All I Want From You
  5. - Make Yourself Comfortable

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - My Son My Son
  2. - This Ole House
  3. - Hold My Hand
  4. - If I Give My Heart To You
  5. - This Ole House


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1954?

My Several Worlds by Pearl S. Buck

My Several Worlds


This is Pearl S. Buck's extraordinary, eventful and personal story. She was the first American woman to win Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson

Call To Greatness


A great man is a challenge to greatness

The Remarkable Mr. Jerome by Anita Leslie

The Remarkable Mr. Jerome


"The life and times Leonard Jerome, Sir Winston Churchill’s American grandfather,"

They Called Him Stonewall by Burke Davis

They Called Him Stonewall


The Life and Times of Lieutenant General T.J. Jackson (C.S.A.) A dramatic account of the life of Stonewall Jackson, the brilliant military strategist of Confederacy.