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.

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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.

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