Saturday 1 May 1954
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ray Parker Jr and Alan Poul.
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 The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Ray Parker Jr
- Alan Poul
- Fred Chichin: French musician and songwriter.
- Ray Parker: Pop Singer.
- Joel Rosenberg: Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011).
- Ray Parker Jr in Detroit: Michigan, USA; rock guitarist/vocalist ("Ghostbusters").
- Michael Scott: Reporter (Entertainment Tonight).
- Tom Tyler: Actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50.
- HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
- WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC / SFN) begins broadcasting
- 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03.
- Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist organization forbidden).
- The Unification Church is founded in South Korea.
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- The Happy Wanderer - Frank Weir & His Orchestra
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