Wednesday 6 October 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Darrell M West and Bill Buford.
In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits.
Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Donald O'Connor Show.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Darrell M West: American political scientist.
- Bill Buford: American author and journalist.
- David Hidalgo: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos Latin Playboys and Los Super Seven).
- Nat Yontararak: Thai classical pianist and composer.
- Darrell West: American political scientist author and academic.
- Hakon Borresen: Composer, dies at 78.
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