Tuesday 15 June 1954
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Belushi and Terri Gibbs in Augusta.
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Man with a Million, directed by Ronald Neame, 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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- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- James Belushi: American actor.
- Terri Gibbs in Augusta: Georgia, USA; blind singer ("Somebody's Knockin'").
- Jim Belushi in Chicago: Illinois, USA; comedian (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places).
- Jim Belushi: TV Actor.
- Paul Rusesabagina: Rwandan humanitarian.
- Zdeňka Šilhavá: Czech discus thrower and shot putter
- Beverley Whitfield: Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
- UEFA (Union des Associations Europeennes de Football) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
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