Wednesday 1 December 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include François Van Der Elst and Annette Haven.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while The Royal Box by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Galerie der großen Detektive.
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- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- François Van Der Elst
- Annette Haven: American pornographic actress.
- Bob Goen: TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight).
- Judith Hackitt: English chemist and engineer.
- François Van der Elst: Belgian footballer.
- Alan Dedicoat: English journalist.
- Viv Albertine: English singer-songwriter (The Flowers of Romance The Flying Lizards and The Slits).
- Fred Rose: American songwriter and music publishing executive (Born 1897).
- Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert and 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley and Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
- Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement.
- The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House Los Angeles, opens. It is the first hotel in the world built outside of an airport.
- Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 67–22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for ampquotconduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.ampquot
- The Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty is signed.s:Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China
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