1954 Newspapers

Want to learn about 1954? An original newspaper is a great place to start. All the original newspapers are preserved in the condition as when the paper first went to print, meaning you’ll receive first-hand accounts of reports, articles and adverts from those who were present at the time.

Our collection of authentic newspapers is the most extensive in the world, and contains countless articles from some of the nations most well known and longest running news outlets. Read original articles from this exciting year in history, and discover it from the perspectives of those who lived it.

FROM £34.99
1954 Original Newspapers

1954 Newspaper Headlines

Learn about this interesting year in history with 1954 newspaper articles, preserved from the year they were released. Some of the most significant and well-documented 1954 events include the mass vaccination of children against polio, following the discovery of the vaccine a year prior; and Queen Elizabeth II’s antipodean ventures, as she became the first monarch to visit Australia, and opens New Zealand’s parliament. A 1954 newspaper is a great gift idea for anyone interested in history and learning about the events that have made a lasting impact on the world.

25th January 1954
The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union meet at the Berlin Conference to discuss a settlement to the Korean War and the Indochina war.

3rd February 1954
The Queen becomes the first reigning monarch to visit Australia.

25th March 1954
The Soviet Union recognises the sovereignty of East Germany, but Soviet troops remain in the country.

6th May 1954
Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four-minute mile.

15th June 1954
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.

27th June 1954
The world’s first atomic power station opens at Obninsk, near Moscow.

4th July 1954
Meat rations end in the United Kingdom; meat had been the last remaining ration after the Second World War.

4th July 1954
West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 to win the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

9th September 1954
An earthquake centred on the city of Orleansville in Algeria kills 1,500 people and leaves thousands more homeless.

11th October 1954
Hurricane Hazel crosses over Haiti, killing 1,000 people.

20th October 1954
A dock workers’ strike expands in England.

30th November 1954
A four kilogram piece of the ‘Hodges Meteorite’ crashes through the roof of a house in Sylacauga, Alabama, and badly bruises a napping woman. It is the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.

4th December 1954
The first Burger King fast food restaurant opens in Miami, Florida.

More from this Decade

ReviewsReviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5

based on 3038 reviews

Steven Brackley Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 3 2021

The papers are always in pristine condition when they arrive. :-)

richard sharpe Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 2 2021

excellent news coverage

Mr barry fallows Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 2 2021

Excellent service from start to finish

T Tierney Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 2 2021

Really good service

Colleen Wucherer Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 1 2021

Historic is a state of mind and they do it well. Historic is the event that all can reklate to and is also the family that has an event that will last all their lives, a wedding or a birth. This is a great way to remember, reflect and replay

Thomas Breen Trustpilot product review 5 star rating August 1 2021

Great quality paper, nicely presented.

Sam Trustpilot product review 5 star rating July 31 2021

Beautiful product- made a very special gift

Imelda Judge Trustpilot product review 5 star rating July 30 2021

Product and idea is lovely but pricey

Andrea Berry Trustpilot product review 5 star rating July 29 2021

Beautifully presented quick delivery

Hedy Trustpilot product review 5 star rating July 29 2021

Th price of the Guardian newspaper on the day that my nephew was born was 4p so it obviously cost a great deal more today.