Saturday 2 October 1954
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greg Jennings and Lorraine Bracco.
In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Donald O'Connor Show.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Greg Jennings: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels).
- Lorraine Bracco: American actress and producer.
- 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
- New York Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series.
- Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal.
- Pre-Vietnam War: The Viet Minh takes control of North Vietnam.
- Hurricane Hazel crosses over Haiti, killing 1,000.
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