October 1954

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The following events occurred in October 1954:

October 1, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

October 2, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

October 3, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

October 4, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • The Dutch cutter Jonge Jochem sails from Den Helder, and is never heard from again.

October 5, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

October 6, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

October 7, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Danish cargo ship Rikke Skou sinks off Terschelling, Netherlands, with the loss of twelve of her twenty crew.
  • British cargo ship La Pampa and coaster Seahorse both run aground in the Scheldt, Belgium.[1]
  • US ore carrier Mormackite capsizes and sinks off the coast of Virginia with the loss of 37 of her 48 crew.[2]

October 8, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

October 9, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Norwegian cargo ship Emma Bakke is in the Atlantic Ocean when there was a boiler explosion and fire. The crew abandon ship, and are rescued by Argentine ship Corrientes and taken to Lisbon, Portugal. Two crew are killed in the explosion and the ship sinks.[3]
  • Another Norwegian cargo ship, Jane Stove, suffers a fracture to her main deck whilst in the North Sea, but eventually reaches the Faroe Islands on 10 October.[4]
  • Died: Robert H. Jackson, 62, United States Supreme Court associate justice and chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (myocardial infarct)

October 10, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

October 11, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

October 12, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

October 13, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

October 14, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

October 15, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall; it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina.

October 16, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

October 17, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

October 18, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • Texas Instruments announces the development of the first commercial transistor radio. The Regency TR-1 goes on sale the following month.
  • The comic strip Hi and Lois, by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is launched.
  • In the UK government, Selwyn Lloyd takes over from Duncan Sandys as Minister of Supply. Sandys becomes Minister of Housing.

October 19, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

October 20, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • A dock workers' strike in the UK begins to escalate.

October 21, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

October 22, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Died: Jibanananda Das, 55, Indian poet, writer, novelist and essayist in Bengali, of injuries sustained when hit by a tram near Calcutta's Deshapriya Park on 14 October.[9]

October 23, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

  • West Germany joins NATO.
  • Paris Agreement sets up the Western European Union to implement the Treaty of Brussels (1948) providing for mutual self-defence and other collaboration between Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

October 24, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

October 25, 1954 (Monday)[edit]

  • Landslides caused by heavy rains hit Salerno, Italy, killing about 300.

October 26, 1954 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Abdul Latif tries to kill Gamal Abdel Nasser.

October 27, 1954 (Wednesday)[edit]

October 28, 1954 (Thursday)[edit]

October 29, 1954 (Friday)[edit]

  • Born: Lee Child (real name Jim Grant), English thriller writer, in Coventry

October 30, 1954 (Saturday)[edit]

October 31, 1954 (Sunday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Ships In Difficulties". The Times (53057). London. 8 October 1954. col D, p. 8. 
  2. ^ "American Ship Capsized". The Times (53059). London. 11 October 1954. col D, p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Norwegian Ship Sunk In Atlantic". The Times (53059). London. 11 October 1954. col D, p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Damaged Ship Reaches Faroes". The Times (53059). London. 11 October 1954. col D, p. 6. 
  5. ^ Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  6. ^ "Hurricane Dents Economy of Haiti". New York Times. 1956-01-05. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  7. ^ "Malan Retires From Ministry" (18). The Cornell Daily Sun. Associated Press. 13 October 1954. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 352.
  9. ^ Das, Prabhatkumar (2003) Jibanananda Das; 2nd ed. Calcutta: Poshchim-bongo Bangla Akademi
  10. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  11. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  12. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  13. ^ Associated Press (October 31, 1954). "Wilbur Shaw Is Killed In Indiana Plane Crash". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2012-10-08. Shaw began racing on dirt tracks in his teens and made his first appearance at the Indianapolis track in 1927 He came in fourth in that first race. ... 
  14. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1950-1959