July 1954

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The following events occurred in July 1954:

July 1, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The Common Nordic Labor Market Act comes into effect.
  • The United States officially begins using the international unit of the nautical mile, equal to 6,076.11549 ft. or 1,852 meters.
  • Died:Thea von Harbou, German actress (b. 1888)

July 2, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

July 3, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

July 4, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Food rationing in Great Britain ends with the lifting of restrictions on sale and purchase of meat, 14 years after it began early in World War II and nearly a decade after the war's end.
  • “Miracle of Bern”: West Germany beats Hungary 3–2 to win the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

July 5, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

July 6, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

July 7, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Dewey Phillips of WHBQ (AM) in Memphis is the first radio announcer to broadcast a recording of Elvis Presley. The track "That's All Right" (later pressed as (Sun 209) was recorded 2 days earlier. Upon hearing that his debut record was about to be aired, Presley hid in a movie theater, thinking he would become a laughingstock.

July 8, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

July 9, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

July 10, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Championship.
  • Born:Yō Yoshimura, Japanese voice actor (d. 1991)

July 11, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

July 12, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

July 13, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

July 14, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

July 15, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The maiden flight of the Boeing 367-80 (or Dash 80), prototype of the Boeing 707 series.
  • Juan Fangio, the Argentine driver for German Grand Prix team Mercedes-Benz, makes a new fastest lap of the Silverstone Circuit with an average speed of 100.35 mph, the previous record being 100.16 mph.

July 16, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

July 17, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

July 18, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

July 19, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

July 20, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

July 21, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference sends French forces to the south, and Vietnamese forces to the north, of a ceasefire line, and calls for elections to decide the government for all of Vietnam by July 1956. Failure to abide by the terms of the agreement leads to the establishment de facto of regimes of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, and the Vietnam War.

July 22, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

July 23, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

July 24, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

July 25, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

July 26, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

July 27, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

July 28, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Born:Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)
  • Died:Sōjin Kamiyama or "Sojin", Japanese film star during the American silent film era, (b. 1884)

July 29, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

July 30, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

July 31, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Italian mountaineers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni become the first successfully to reach the summit of the Himalayan peak K2.

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