Friday 2 July 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Garden of Evil, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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.
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- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
- Wendy Schaal in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (It's a Living, Julie - Fantasy Island).
- Wendy Schaal: Voice Actor.
- Pete Briquette: Irish bass player songwriter and producer (The Boomtown Rats).
- Chris Huhne: English journalist and politician Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
- 68th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Drobny beats K Rosewall (13-11 46 62 97)
- Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes vs. Pakistan
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