Video: 'Vietnam The Ten Thousand Day War 2of13 Dien Bien Phu' (Oct. 11, 1954, at 29:23)
(Monday, October 11, 1954; during the Cold War) — Transfer of civil administration of North Vietnam to the Viet Minh was given today. Ho Chi Minh was appointed Prime Minister of North Vietnam, which would be run as a socialist state.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 1' (Oct. 9, 1954, at 57:07)
(Saturday, October 9, 1954; during the Cold War) — Thirty thousand Viet Minh soldiers, including many who had fought the French at Dien Bien Phu during the First Indochina War, today marched into Hanoi amid the cheers of a flag-waving populace.
Video: 'Marian Anderson canta Un ballo in Maschera'
(Thursday, October 7, 1954) — Marian Anderson today became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. Anderson made her Met debut in January 1955 playing the role of Ulrica in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera.”
Video: 'Father Knows Best: Bud Takes Up The Dance' (aired Oct. 3, 1954)
(Sunday, October 3, 1954, 10:00 p.m. EST) — Father Knows Best, a television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest, debuted tonight on CBS.
It starred Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue and Billy Gray.
Video: 'Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz - Toast of the Town October 3, 1954'
(Sunday, October 3, 1954, 8 p.m. EST) — Tonight’s 60-minute The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV was dedicated to Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, the lead actors on the hit sitcom I Love Lucy, including a celebrity testimonial luncheon.
Video: 'The Jimmy Durante Show from 1955 (video)'
(Saturday, October 2, 1954, 9:30 p.m. EST) — The Jimmy Durante Show, a live comedy/variety television series, debuted tonight on NBC.
It starred Jimmy Durante, Peter Lawford and Eddie Jackson.
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.