Wednesday 9 June 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Them!, directed by Gordon Douglas, 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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- Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
- Blessed Diana d'Andalo
- Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
- Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
- Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
- Saint Liborius, bishop (of LeMans), confessor [GTZ: LeMans]
- Saint Edmund, bishop of Canturbury, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: England]
- Saint Diomedes
- =? Blessed Columba, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Scotland]
- Saint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints)
- Saint Alexander, martyr [GTZ: Russia]
- Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta
- Saint Primus and Felicianus, martyrs [common]
- George Perez: American comic book artist.
- Paul Chapman: Welsh guitarist and songwriter (UFO Lone Star and Skid Row).
- Gregory Maguire: American author.
- Elizabeth May: American-Canadian environmentalist lawyer and politician.
- George Pérez: American author and illustrator.
- Pete Byrne Bath England: Rocker (Naked Eyes)
- Edoardo Agnelli: Italian noted family member; Edoardo was the only son of Gianni; he was found dead at the age of 46 on November 15, 2000, a probable suicide. He was driving on the Torino-Savona motorway at the height of the Fossano overpass, where he parked (the engine was still running when police arrived). He apparently climbed over the railing and let himself fall 80 meters.
- Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy Have you no sense of decency, sir? during Senate-Army hearings
- McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, ''You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?''
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