Video: 'Vietnam The Ten Thousand Day War 2of13 Dien Bien Phu' (Mar. 28, 1954, at 19:46)
(Sunday, March 28, 1954; during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, part of the First Indochina War) — Artillery has closed the French airstrip at Dien Bien Phu by today. While the base was now isolated, the French still fought on.
Video: '26th (1954) Oscars'
(Thursday, March 25, 1954, 8:00 p.m. PST) — From Here to Eternity, a drama film about a British family that survives war and changing times, won three Oscars tonight at the 26th Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture and Fred Zinnemann for Best Director. Continue reading
Video: 'Vietnam The Ten Thousand Day War 2of13 Dien Bien Phu' (Mar. 15, 1954, at 18:31)
(Monday, March 15, 1954; during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, part of the First Indochina War) — Two more French outposts at Dien Bien Phu are repeatedly stormed the Viet Minh. At heavy cost the communists occupy half of hill Gabrielle.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 1' (Mar. 14, 1954, at 45:42)
(Sunday, March 14, 1954; during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, part of the First Indochina War) — The Vietminh shelling had destroyed the main airstrip at Dien Bien Phu by today. The French command staff was shocked. Col. Christian de Castries, the French commander, became withdrawn, uncommunicative. Continue reading
(Saturday, March 13, 1954) — “Make Love to Me” by Jo Stafford was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of three non-consecutive weeks (March 13/27, April 3, 1954).
Video: 'War in Vietnam : Documentary on the Battle of Dien Bien Phu' (Mar. 13, 1954, at 18:36)
(Saturday, March 13, 1954, 6:15 p.m. local time; during the Cold War) — The Battle of Dien Bien Phu began today during the First Indochina War as communist forces attacked French troops, who were defeated nearly two months later. Continue reading
(Thursday, March 11, 1954; during the Second Red Scare) — The U.S. Army charged today that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin, and his subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee. The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate Army-McCarthy hearings.
Video: 'Edward R. Murrow - See It Now (March 9, 1954)'
(Tuesday, March 9, 1954, 10:30 p.m. EST; during the Second Red Scare) — CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy’s anti-communism campaign on tonight’s edition of See It Now. Continue reading
Video: '45 85 Part 6' (Mar. 4, 1954, at 4:12)
(Thursday, March 4, 1954; during the Cold War) — Speaking before the 10th Inter-American Conference, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles warned today that “international communism” is making inroads in the Western Hemisphere and asked the nations of Latin America to condemn this danger.
Video: 'Recollections of the 1954 Shooting on the House Floor'
(Monday, March 1, 1954, 2:30 p.m. EST) — Four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire today from the spectators’ gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress.