Wednesday 6 January 1954, Epiphany
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Norbert Hahn in the German Democratic Republic two-man luge (Olympics-gold-1976 and Hans Robert Hiegel.
In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Inner Sanctum.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Norbert Hahn in the German Democratic Republic two-man luge (Olympics-gold-1976: 1980).
- Hans Robert Hiegel: German architect.
- Yuji Horii: Japanese video game designer created Dragon Quest.
- Anthony Minghella: English director and screenwriter (d. 2008).
- Karen Moras: Australian swimmer and coach.
- Trudie Styler: English actress and producer
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