Video: 'Giants vs Indians 1954 W.S.' (5 videos)
(Saturday, October 2, 1954, 3:52 p.m. EDT) — The New York Giants won the 1954 World Series tonight, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, in the fourth and deciding game. It was the fifth of seven World Series titles for the Giants (1905-2012).
Video: 'USS Nautilus & Submarine History: "Take 'Er Down" 1954 US Navy 14min' (Sept. 30, 1954, at 13:14)
(Thursday, September 30, 1954) — The sleek-hulled Navy submarine Nautilus, the first machine that will carry man on an atom-powered journey, joined the Atlantic fleet in a commissioning ceremony in Groton, Connecticut, today.
Video: 'HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE OF "A STAR IS BORN" (SEPT. 29, 1954)'
(Wednesday, September 29, 1954, evening PST) — A Star Is Born, a musical film about a falling star who marries the newcomer he’s helping reach the top, had its world premiere tonight at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Continue reading
Video: 'Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch'
(Wednesday, September 29, 1954, mid-afternoon EDT) — Willie Mays, center fielder for the New York Giants, made an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz today in the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York.
Video: 'General Electric Theater - Winner By Decision' (Nov. 6, 1955)
(Sunday, September 26, 1954, 9:00 p.m. EDT) — Actor Ronald Reagan debuted tonight as the only host of the CBS television series General Electric Theater. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format.
(Sunday, September 26, 1954, 10:43 p.m. local time) — The Japanese commercial ferry Toya Maru capsized and sank tonight during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait several hundred meters off the shore of Hakodate.
Of the 1,309 on board, only 150 people survived, while 1,159 (1,041 passengers, 73 crew and 41 others) died.
(Saturday, September 25, 1954) — “Hey There” by Rosemary Clooney was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of six consecutive weeks (Sep. 25, Oct. 2/9/16/23/30, 1954).
Video: 'Studio One: Twelve Angry Men'
(Monday, September 20, 1954, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — Twelve Angry Men, a teleplay about a jury that must reach a verdict concerning a teenage boy accused of murder, was presented live tonight on CBS-TV as part of the anthology series Studio One.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 2' (Sept. 17, 1954, at 7:09)
(Friday, September 17, 1954; during the Cold War) — More than 250,000 refugees have moved from Communist-controlled North Vietnam to South Vietnam, Harold E. Stassen, Foreign Operations Administrator, said today.
The number has far exceeded every estimate of those to be relocated under provisions of the Geneva cease-fire agreement which went into effect July 22, 1954.
Video: 'Marilyn Monroe - George Barris Interview about Seven Year Itch Skirt Blowing Scene'
(Friday, September 15, 1954, 1:00 a.m. EDT) — As raucous fans looked on, 28-year-old actress Marilyn Monroe filmed the famous billowing-skirt scene for The Seven Year Itch early this morning over a Lexington Avenue subway grate in Manhattan. However, little, if any, of the footage ended up in the movie; the scene was later re-shot on a Hollywood set.