Events of the year 1954

Major Events of 1954

* Four Power Meeting (Berlin)

# Dien Bien Phu falls

# Geneva Accords

# SEATO established

# Revolt breaks out in Algeria

# USS Nautilus launched

# McCarthy Army Hearing

# Gunfire in the Capital

# Segregation ruled illegal

# US-backed coup in Guatemala

# F-104 makes its debut

# Boeing unveils the 707

# Lockheed introduces the YC-130 "Hercules"

# First kidney transplant

# Soviets introduce the MIG-19


NBA: Minneapolis Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals Series: 4-3

NCAA Football: Ohio State & UCLA Record:10-0-0 & 9-0-0

Heisman Trophy: Alan Ameche, wisconsin, FB points: 1,068

Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-3

World Cup: West Germany vs. Hungary Score: 3-2

World Series: New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians Series: 4-0

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "On the Waterfront"

Best Director: Elia Kazan ... "On the Waterfront"

Best Actor: Marlon Brando ... "On the Waterfront"

Best Actress: Grace Kelly ... "The Country Girl"

Nobel Prizes


PAULING, LINUS CARL, U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, b. 1901, d. 1994: "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances"


HEMINGWAY, ERNEST MILLER, U.S.A., b. 1899, d. 1961: "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style"


OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES Geneva, an international relief organization, founded by U.N. in 1951.

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to: ENDERS, JOHN FRANKLIN, U.S.A., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,; Research Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Boston, MA, b. 1897, d. 1985; WELLER, THOMAS HUCKLE, U.S.A., Research Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Boston, MA, b. 1915; and ROBBINS, FREDERICK CHAPMAN, U.S.A., Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, b. 1916: "for their discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue"


The prize was divided equally between: BORN, MAX, Great Britain, Edinburgh University, b. 1882 (in Breslau, then Germany), d. 1970: "for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for his statistical interpretation of the wavefunction"; and BOTHE, WALTHER, Germany, Heidelberg University, Max-Planck Institut (former Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut) fŸr medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, b. 1891, d.1957: "for the coincidence method and his discoveries made therewith." Pulizer Prizes

Drama: John Patrick ... "The Teahouse of the August Moon"

Fiction; Bruce Catton ... "A Stillness at Appomattox"

History: Jim G. Lucas ... "Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance" International Reporting: Richard Wilson ... "Des Moines Register & Tribune" Public Service: "Newsday" (Garden City, NY)

Popular Movies

1. White Christmas

2. The Caine Mutiny

3. The Glenn Miller Story

4. The Egyptian

5. Rear Window

6. The High and the Mighty

7. Magnificent Obsession

8. Three Coins in the Fountain

9. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

10. Desiree

Most Popular Books


1."Not As a Stranger"...Morton Thompson. Scribner

2."Mary Anne"... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday

3."Love Is Eternal"...Irving Stone. Doubleday

4."The Royal Box"...Frances Parkinson Keyes. Messner

5."The Egyptian"...Mika Waltari. Putnam

6."No Time for Sergeants"...Mac Hyman. Random House

7."Sweet Thursday"...John Steinbeck. Viking Press

8."The View from Pompey's Head"...Hamilton Basso. Doubleday

9."Never Victorious, Never Defeated"...Taylor Caldwell. McGraw-Hill

10. "Benton's Row"...Frank Yerby. Dial Press


1."The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version"... Nelson

2."The Power of Positive Thinking"... Norman Vincent Peale. Prentice-Hall

3."Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book"... Meredith

4."Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cook Book"... Simon & Schuster

5."The Tumult and the Shouting"by Grantland Rice. A. S. Barnes

6."I'll Cry Tomorrow"... Lillian Roth, Gerold Frank and Mike Connolly. Frederick Fell

7."The Prayers of Peter Marshall"... ed. by Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill

8."This I Believe, 2"... ed. by Raymond Swing. Simon & Schuster

9."But We Were Born Free"...Elmer Davis. Bobbs-Merrill

10."The Saturday Evening Post Treasury"...ed. by Roger Butterfield. Simon & Schuster

Most Popular Television Shows

1. I Love Lucy (CBS)

2. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

3. Dragnet (NBC)

4. You Bet Your Life (NBC)

5. The Toast of the Town (CBS)

6. Disneyland (ABC)

7. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)

8. The George Gobel Show (NBC)

9. Ford Theatre (NBC)

10. December Bride (CBS)