Monday 26 April 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits.
Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1954 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Tatyana Fomina: Estonian chess player.
- Alan Hinkes: English mountaineer and explorer.
- Chito Roño: Filipino director and screenwriter.
- Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
- Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Polio vaccine trials begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.
- The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
- International conference on Korea and Indo-China opens in Geneva.
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