Friday 13 August 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Nico Assumpcao.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Robinson Crusoe, directed by Luis Buuel, 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 Red Skelton Revue.
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Lincoln Diaz-Balart: (Rep-R-Florida).
- Nico Assumpcao: Brazilian bass player (d. 2001).
- Rebecca Mark: North American business executive and CEO of an international water and waste treatment company.
- Nico Assumpção: Brazilian bass player (d. 2001).
- Hermann W S Waltershausen: German musicologist / composer, dies at 71.
- 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
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