Monday 8 November 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael D Brown and Rickie Lee Jones in Chicago.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
Drum Beat, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Howdy Doody.
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- Michael D Brown: U.
- Rickie Lee Jones in Chicago: Illinois, USA; singer ("Chuck E's in Love").
- Rickie Jones: American singer and songwriter.
- David Bret: Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster.
- Michael Brown: American lawyer and radio host.
- Timothy Egan: American journalist and author
- Kazuo Ishiguro: Japanese-English author and screenwriter
- Ricky Lawson: American drummer and composer (Yellowjackets) (d. 2013)
- Jeanette McGruder: American singer and actress (The Brides of Funkenstein)
- Thanasis Pafilis: Greek jurist and politician
- AL approves Philadelphia Athletics move to Kansas City
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