Wednesday 24 November 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emir Kusturica and Margaret Wetherell.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
Destry, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Galerie der großen Detektive.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Emir Kusturica: Serbian actor director and screenwriter.
- Margaret Wetherell: English psychologist and academic.
- Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
- France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
- First US Presidential airplane christened.
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