Saturday 10 July 1954
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Malta Story, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
- Bahamas - Independence Day
- Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
- Errante Serra: Italian journalist, writer and editor.
- Gene Holder: Rocker.
- Maryann Crush: American real estate developer, buying her first house at age 21 and continuing to buy property all over her neighborhood until, by 2000, she runs the largest real estate firm in South Boston.
- Andre Dawson in Miami: Florida, USA; outfielder (Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, 1987 National League Most Valuable Player).
- Tommy Bowden: American football player and coach.
- Andre Dawson: American baseball player
- Neil Tennant: English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Pet Shop Boys and Electronic)
- Calogero Vizzini: Sicilian mafioso (Born 1877).
- Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Championship.
- The maiden flight of the Boeing 367-80 (or Dash 80), prototype of the Boeing 707 series.
- Juan Fangio, the Argentine driver for German Grand Prix team Mercedes-Benz, makes a new fastest lap of the Silverstone Circuit with an average speed of 100.35nbspmph, the previous record being 100.16nbspmph.
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