Tuesday 20 July 1954
It was Tuesday, 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.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed by Stanley Donen, 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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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Moira Harris: American actress.
- Jay French: American guitarist and producer (Twisted Sister).
- Larry Levan: American DJ and producer (d. 1992).
- Dominique Samiel: French homicide; killed his mistress with a rifle at Douai on 10/14/1983.
- Jay Jay French in New York City: New York, USA; guitarist (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It").
- Blair Moody: American politician (Senator-Michigan), dies at age 52.
- Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
- West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
- At Geneva, Switzerland, an armistice is signed that ends fighting in Vietnam and divides the country along the 17th parallel.
- Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany's secret service, defects to East Germany.
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