Thursday 16 September 1954
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
Sabrina, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 September 1954 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Sanjoy Bandopadhyay: Indian sitar player and composer.
- Earl Klugh: American guitarist and composer.
- William McKeen: American author and academic.
- Colin Newman: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Wire Githead and Immersion).
- Frank Reed: American singer-songwriter (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2014).
- CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
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