World Events of 1954
- Algerian uprising against France begins.
- The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched.
- The French in Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) are defeated by the Viet Minh army.
Retreat from Dien Bien Phu
- A Geneva Conference establishes the 17th parallel as a "temporary" division between North and South Vietnam.
- After authorising $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, US President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
- The first kidney transplants are done in Boston and Paris.
- Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes premier of Egypt.
- The world's first atomic power station opens at Obninsk, near Moscow.
- Laos gains independence from France.
- Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti wins first place in the "Miss Egypt" beauty contest. This first brings her to international attention. She later adopts the name Dalila, but soon changes this to Dalida. It us under the monikar Dalida, that she goes on to become one of the greatest recording artists in European history.
Miss Egypt (1954) a.k.a. Dalida
This page last updated
© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 David and Chandrakantha Courtney
For comments, corrections, and suggestions, kindly contact David Courtney at email@example.com