August 1954

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The following events occurred in August 1954:

August 1, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

  • The First Indochina War ends with the Vietnam People's Army in North Vietnam, the Vietnamese National Army in South Vietnam, the Kingdom of Cambodia in Cambodia, and the Kingdom of Laos in Laos, emerging victorious against the French Army.

August 2, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

August 3, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 4, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 5, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

Template:Dennis Shaw was born

August 6, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

August 7, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

August 8, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

August 9, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

August 10, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 11, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 12, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

August 13, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

August 14, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Born:Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • Died:Hugo Eckener, President of the Zeppelin Dirigible Company (b. 1868)

August 15, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

August 16, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • An Air Vietnam Bristol Type 170 Freighter on a domestic flight in Vietnam from Hanoi to Saigon carrying refugees from the Red River delta suffers engine trouble and attempts to divert to an emergency landing at Pakse, Laos. While on approach to Pakse, it crashes into a tributary of the Mekong River, killing 47 of the 55 people on board. It is the deadliest aviation accident in the history of newly independent Laos at the time and will be the deadliest in history involving a Bristol Freighter.[5]
  • The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is published in the United States.
  • Born: James Cameron, Canadian film director, in Kapuskasing, Ontario.

August 17, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 18, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 19, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • British tug Applegarth sinks at Canning Dock, Liverpool, UK.[6]

August 20, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

August 21, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

August 22, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

August 23, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

August 24, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]


August 25, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 26, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

August 27, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

August 28, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Belgian cargo ship Prince de Liege runs aground in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. It is refloated on 13 October with assistance from the Dutch tug Poolzee.[13]

August 29, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

  • The Filipino cargo ship Donalourdes, the British cargo ship Thorncombe, and the Panama-registered cargo ship Northern Princess are driven ashore at Kowloon, Hong Kong, in a typhoon.[14]
  • The British ore carrier Orelia runs aground at Port Talbot, Glamorgan. It was later refloated.[15]
  • Born: István Cserháti, Hungarian keyboardist (d. 2005)

August 30, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

August 31, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 31, 1954[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendall, Bernard Independent Television in Britain: Volume 1 - Origin and Foundation 1946-62 London: The Macmillan Press Ltd 1982 (reprinted 1984) ISBN 0-333-30941-3
  2. ^ "British Ship Aground". The Times (53005). London. 9 August 1954. col E, p. 5. 
  3. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  4. ^ P S Lele, Dadra and Nagar Haveli: past and present, Published by Usha P. Lele, 1987,
  5. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  6. ^ "News in Brief". The Times (53015). London. 20 August 1954. col G, p. 3. 
  7. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  8. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, August 23, 1954
  9. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, August 23, 1954
  10. ^ Report of final in Irish News, August 23, 1954
  11. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  12. ^ "1954: Brazilian president found dead". British Broadcasting Corporation. August 24, 1954. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  13. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Formosa Hit By Typhoon". The Times (52023). London. 30 August 1954. col B, p. 5. 
  15. ^ "Ore Ship Refloated". The Times (52023). London. 30 August 1954. col B, p. 3.