Monday 2 August 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Robinson Crusoe, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1954 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- James Kopp: American murderer.
- Ken MacLeod: Scottish blogger and author.
- Sammy McIlroy: Irish footballer and manager.
- James Charles Kopp: American anti-abortion militant, murderer of Barnett Slepian.
- Lisa Brown: Kansas City, Missouri -- Actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns).
- Rene Amengual: Composer, dies at 42.
- Tahar Ben Ammar appointed Premier of Tunisia
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - The High And The Mighty
- The High and the Mighty - Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra
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