Thursday 2 December 1954
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Huub Stapel and Stone Phillips.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
Destry, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Galerie der großen Detektive.
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- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Huub Stapel: Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank).
- Stone Phillips: American television journalist.
- Danielle Alexander in Fort Worth: Texas, USA; country music pianist.
- Dan Butler: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Hit the Trail opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
- Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws.
- Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for ''conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute''.
- The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, D.C..
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