Wednesday 25 August 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle and Martin Jourard.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Suddenly, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Mickey Rooney Show.
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- Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
- RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
- Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
- Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
- Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle: French cyclist.
- Martin Jourard: keyboardist/vocalist (Motels - "Only the Lonely").
- John Savage in Old Bethpage: New York, USA; actor (Jim Malloy - Gibbsville).
- Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle: French road racing cyclist, who was a specialist at one-day classic cycling races.
- James Wallace: Scottish politician, a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
- Elvis Costello: Rock Singer
- Jim Wallace: Baron Wallace of Tankerness Scottish lawyer and politician First Minister of Scotland
- Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
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