Thursday 20 May 1954
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
The High and the Mighty, directed by William A. Wellman, 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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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Robert Walle: Belgian Judo champion and first to compete in five Olympic games.
- Shirley Garuti: American victim of apparent domestic violence.
- Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina: Russia -- Doctor / Cosmonaut.
- Guy Hoffman: American singer drummer and composer (Violent Femmes Oil Tasters and BoDeans).
- David Paterson: American lawyer and politician 55th Governor of New York.
- Colin Sutherland: Lord Carloway Scottish lawyer and judge
- Robert Van de Walle: Belgian martial artist
- James Henderson: country singer (Black Oak Arkansas).
- Cindy McCain: American philanthropist and spouse of noted politician, John S. McCain. Cindy is the only child of a wealthy Anheuser-Busch beer distributor and his wife though her parents each had a daughter from their previous marriages. She grew up in a privileged household and inherited her dad's fortune.
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