November 1954

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The following events occurred in November 1954:

November 1, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • In Algeria, the FLN attacks representative and public buildings of the French colonial power.

November 2, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

November 3, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The first Godzilla film is premièred in Tokyo. Approximately 9,610,000 tickets are sold, making it the eighth best-attended film in Japan that year.
  • Died: Henri Matisse, 84, French painter

November 4, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

November 5, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Japan and Burma sign a peace treaty in Rangoon, to end their long-extinct state of war.

November 6, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

November 7, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

November 8, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

November 9, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

November 10, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

November 11, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

November 12, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • The main immigration port-of-entry in New York Harbor at Ellis Island closes permanently.
  • The newly launched tanker Scottish Hawk runs aground in the Clyde at Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.[6]

November 13, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

November 14, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

November 15, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

November 16, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

November 17, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • A U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet is forced by bad weather to remain aloft for 47 hours 35 minutes, needing nine aerial refuellings.
  • Died: Yitzhak Lamdan, 55, Russian-born Israeli poet and columnist

November 18, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The first public showing of Yves Klein's work takes place in Madrid.

November 19, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • The Korean Cold War between the communist North and the capitalist South begins over a year after the conclusion of the Korean War.
  • Born: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo

November 20, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Died: Clyde Vernon Cessna, 74, US aircraft designer, aviator, and founder of the Cessna Aircraft Corporation.

November 21, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

November 22, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • The U.S. Supreme Court decides the landmark case Berman v. Parker (348 U.S. 26), upholding the federal slum clearance and urban renewal programs.
  • Died:
    • Jess McMahon, 72, US professional boxing and wrestling promoter; founder of Capitol Wrestling Corporation
    • Andrey Vyshinsky, 70, Russian jurist and diplomat (b. 1883)

November 23, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 3.27 points, or 0.86 percent, closing at an all-time high of 382.74. More significantly, this is the first time the Dow has surpassed its peak level reached just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

November 24, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Born: Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician, in Sarajevo

November 25, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

November 26, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Dutch coaster Tarpo sinks off The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom, with the loss of all twelve crew.

November 27, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

The South Goodwin Lightship capsizes on the Goodwin Sands in the uK with the loss of all seven crewmen. The only survivor is a Ministry of Agriculture scientist who had been on board bird-watching.[10]

November 28, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Died: Enrico Fermi, 53, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (stomach cancer)[11]

November 29, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

November 30, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • In Sylacauga, Alabama, USA, a four-kilogram piece of the Hodges Meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and badly bruises a napping woman, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.
  • British cargo ship Tresillian founders in St George's Channel, 44 nautical miles (81 km) off Cork, Ireland with the loss of 24 of her 40 crew. Sixteen survivors are rescued by SS Liparus and transferred to the Irish navy ship Maev and landed at Cobh.[14]
  • Died:Wilhelm Furtwängler, 68, German conductor and composer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, J.J. (2006). Pennsylvania Elections: Statewide Contests from 1950-2004. University Press of America. p. 112. ISBN 9780761832799. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  2. ^ "1954 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Mcommons3.htm
  4. ^ Regional Council of Aosta Valley
  5. ^ Faroes/DK Parties and elections in Europe
  6. ^ "Floods On East Coast After High Tides". The Times (53088). London. 13 November 1954. col A, p. 6. 
  7. ^ Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8. 
  8. ^ "Chinese Nationalist Warship Sunk". The Times (53089). London. 15 November 1954. col D, p. 8. 
  9. ^ Harro Ranter (16 November 1954). "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3 FAP403 Jirishanga". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Bob Ogley; Ian Currie; Mark Davison (1991). The Kent Weather Book. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-872337-35-X. 
  11. ^ "Enrico Fermi Dead at 53; Architect of Atomic Bomb". New York Times. 29 November 1954. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  12. ^ National Assembly 1954-1960 Czechoslovak Unit
  13. ^ "Search For Finnish Vessel". The Times (53102). London. 30 November 1954. col C, p. 8. 
  14. ^ "16 Saved From Sunken Ship". The Times (53103). London. 1 December 1954. col E, p. 8.