Some historical events from 1954:
January 1954: Film star Marilyn Monroe married baseball star Joe DiMaggio. The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched.
March 1954: The US conducted its first hydrogen-bomb test at Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.
May 1954: Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile.
June 1954: The Pope opened the eight nation TV network called Eurovision. Alan Turing Died of cyanide poisioning. The USSR opened its first atomic power plant.
July 1954: Food rationing in Britain officially ended. The Mountain K2 was climbed for the first time by an Italian team.
August 1954: Hostilities in the Indo-China conflict ended after eight years.
September 1954: 'Papa' Doc Duvalier became the President of Haiti.
October 1954: British athlete, Christopher Chataway, created a new 5,000 metres record.
November 1954: Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, died.
December 1954: The British Petroleum Company (BP) was formed. The English author of the classic book 'Goodbye Mr Chips', James Hilton, died in California.