Friday 1 January 1954, NewYear’s Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fr David and Richard Edson.
In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Spike Jones Show.
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- Fr David: Paris, France -- Rocker.
- Richard Edson: American drummer and actor (Sonic Youth and Konk).
- Bob Menendez: American politician and United States Senator from New Jersey.
- Dennis O'Driscoll: Irish poet and critic (d. 2012).
- Yannis Papathanasiou: Greek engineer and politician Greek Minister of Finance.
- Duff Cooper: British diplomat and writer (Born 1890).
- KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
- Yugoslav parliament chairman and Vice President Milovan Djilas criticizes communism.
- Rose and Cotton Bowl are first sport colorcasts.
- NBC makes the first coast-to-coast NTSC color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade , with public demonstrations given across the United States on prototype color receivers.
- The Soviet Union ceases to demand war reparations from East Germany.
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