Wednesday 17 March 1954, St. Patrick's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rena Jones and Wally Stocker in London.
In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits.
La Ronde, directed by Max Ophls, 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.
On TV people were watching Public Defender.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Rena Jones: Rock vocalist.
- Wally Stocker in London: England; rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys - "Missing You").
- Lesley-Anne Down: British actress, a model for commercials at age ten and voted Britain's "Most Beautiful Teen-ager" a few years later.
- Jüri Pihl: Estonian politician Estonian Minister of the Interior.
- Victor Rousseau: Belgian sculptor, dies at 88.
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