Monday 1 March 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Catherine Bach in Warren and Janis Gill in Torrance.
In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits.
Creature from the Black Lagoon, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Not As A Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Betty White Show.
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Catherine Bach in Warren: Ohio, USA; actress (Daisy Duke - The Dukes of Hazzard).
- Janis Gill in Torrance: California, USA; singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl").
- Gerald Amirault: American child sex abuser, jailed in 1987 with a 30 to 40 year sentence, all appeals denied.
- Ron Howard: American child actor and adult film director, writer and producer.
- Monika Holzner-Pflug: German ice-skater who won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympic games.
- Lorraine Hunt Lieberson: American singer, a mezzo soprano considered by one critic as "the most potent voice since Callas." Hunt Lieberson (her married name) preferred working with small companies who shared her passion for experimentation. She made only two appearances at the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City, one in 1999 in “The Great Gatsby,” in 1999, and the second in 2003, performing as Dido in Berlioz’s “The Trojans."
- Catherine Bach: TV Actress
- Mare Teichmann: Estonian psychologist and academic
- 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
- In spring training, Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
- US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.
- Ted Williams fractures collarbone in first game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War.
- Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum, Sudan, 30 die.
- Four Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring five Representatives.
- Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
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