20th Century: 1954

There are about 100 operational computers in use worldwide.

IBM introduced its first calculating machine that used solid-state transistors instead of vacuum tubes.

Texas Instruments announces the start of commercial production of silicon transistors.

Commodore was founded.

The first broadcast of The Tonight Show, Father Knows Best, Disneyland and Lassie. NTSC video standard for color television is introduced, and National Educational Television (NET) is launched.

Top Film of 1954 – On the Waterfront:


Copyright Columbia Pictures – 1954 – Public Domain

Top song of 1954: Little Things Mean a Lot  – Kitty Kallen