May 1954

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The following events occurred in May 1954:

May 1, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

May 2, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

May 3, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

May 4, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • General Alfredo Stroessner deposes Federico Chávez in a coup d'état in Paraguay and rules until 1989.

May 5, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

May 6, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

May 7, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Vietnam War (run-up): The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).

May 8, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

May 9, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

May 10, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

May 11, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

May 12, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

May 13, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

May 14, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

May 15, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • The Latin Union (Unión Latina) is created by the Convention of Madrid. Its member countries use the five Romance languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. It will suspend operations in 2012.
  • Died:William March, American writer and soldier (b. 1893)

May 16, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

May 17, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • Brown v. Board of Education (347 US 483 1954): The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that segregated schools are unconstitutional.
  • The Royal Commission on the Petrov Affair in Australia begins its inquiry.
  • Adnan Menderes of the Democrat Party forms the new (21st) government of Turkey.

May 18, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

May 19, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

May 20, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Chiang Kai-shek is reelected as the president of the Republic of China by the National Assembly.

May 21, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

May 22, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • The common Nordic Labour Market act is signed.
  • Died:Chief Bender, Native-American baseball player (Philadelphia Athletics) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1884)

May 23, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

May 24, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

May 25, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Died:Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

May 26, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

May 27, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

May 28, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

May 29, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Robert Menzies's government is reelected for a fourth term in Australia.
  • Creation and first meeting of the Bilderberg Group.
  • Diane Leather becomes the first woman to run a sub-five minute mile, in Birmingham, England.[1]

First meeting of the Bilderberg group.

May 30, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

May 31, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diane Leather". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved November 12, 2012.