Monday 26 April 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tatyana Fomina and Alan Hinkes.
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.
On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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- 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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