Tuesday 31 August 1954
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tula [Barry Kenneth Cossey] and Julie Brown.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Ugetsu, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 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 It's a Great Life.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Tula [Barry Kenneth Cossey]: England, United Kingdom -- Transsexual (For Your Eyes Only).
- Julie Brown: American actress, singer-songwriter and screenwriter.
- Sergio Caputo: Italian recording artist, songwriter, composer, and guitarist, who has released 14 albums on major labels.
- Caroline Cossey: British transsexual, male-to-female model and actress, a.k.
- Christian Geffray: French Africanist anthropologist.
- Elsa Barker: American writer (Born 1869).
- WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
- Hurricane Carol (first major named storm) hits New England, 70 die.
- US Census Bureau is established.
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