September 1954 calendar

September 1954

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1954?


  • 01 Sep 1954 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island / New England, kills 68
  • 02 Sep 1954 WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Sep 1954 China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy and Amoy
  • 04 Sep 1954 Peter B Cortese of the US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 pounds; 22 pounds, over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania.
  • 05 Sep 1954 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
  • 06 Sep 1954 68th US Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats A Louise Brough
  • 07 Sep 1954 Integration begins in Washington DC and Baltimore MD public schools
  • 08 Sep 1954 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • 09 Sep 1954 Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
  • 10 Sep 1954 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
  • 11 Sep 1954 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine
  • 12 Sep 1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
  • 13 Sep 1954 Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
  • 14 Sep 1954 Hurricane Edna (second of 1954) hits New York City, causing US$50 million damage.
  • 15 Sep 1954 Black Wednesday in air travel
  • 16 Sep 1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Sep 1954 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 18 Sep 1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Sep 1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
  • 20 Sep 1954 1st FORTRAN computer program run
  • 21 Sep 1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned
  • 22 Sep 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers' Karl Spooner strikes out 15 New York Giants' players in his first game.
  • 24 Sep 1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC
  • 25 Sep 1954 Francois Doc Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
  • 26 Sep 1954 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • 27 Sep 1954 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • 29 Sep 1954 Barefoot Contessa starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
  • 30 Sep 1954 Boy Friend opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • 05 Sep 1954 KLM Flight 633 crashes into the River Shannon in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland, killing 28.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Need You Now
  2. - Skokiaan
  3. - If I Give My Heart to You
  4. - Hold My Hand
  5. - If I Give My Heart to You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Three Coins In The Fountain
  2. - Hold My Hand
  3. - Cara Mia
  4. - Smile
  5. - Little Things Mean A Lot


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1954?

Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson

Call To Greatness


A great man is a challenge to greatness

Don Camillo'S Dilemma by Giovanni Guareschi

Don Camillo'S Dilemma


He was a journalist and writer as well as a humorist. He co-founded the humor magazine "Candido" with Giovanni Mosca, Giaci Mondaini. His "Don Camillo" series, based on stories about Don Camillo, the priest, and Peppone the communist mayor, made …

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

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger


Lucas Marsh has been a child since he was a baby and cannot see himself as anything but a doctor. He is a very naive, glorified doctor.

The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson

The Long Ships


Frans Gunnar Benettson's The Long Ships is a resurrecting of the amazing world of the tenth-century AD when the Vikings roamed from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.