Saturday, August 13, 2005

1954





In 1954 (the year you were born)


Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US


Nautilus, the first atomic powered submarine, launches


Senator Joseph McCarthy begins leading televised hearings into alleged Communist influence in the Army


Roger Bannister, a 25 year old from England, breaks the 4 minute mile with a time of 3:59


Supreme Court rules unanimously that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional


Hurricane "Carol" hits the Long Island - New England area killing 60 and injuring 1000


Senate condemns Joseph McCarthy for contempt of a Senate elections subcommittee during his Army investigation hearings


Playboy magazine issue features Margie Harrison, the first playmate


Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Christie Brinkley, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld are born


New York Mets win the World Series


Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship


Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup


Lord of the Flies by William G. Golding is published



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3 comments:

Mark said...

I was born crying because I didn't have a blog.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

My mother gave up all hope of a normal life.

Sally said...

I do not want to know what happened that year; oh, okay maybe I do. I'll have to check it later, though, because I'm off to work at the Neanderthal Store. :)