Tuesday 9 November 1954
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aed Carabao and Sukekiyo Kameyama.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
Désirée, directed by Henry Koster, 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 Howdy Doody.
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- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Aed Carabao: Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist (Carabao).
- Sukekiyo Kameyama: Japanese voice actor (d. 2013).
- Shankar Nag: Indian actor and director.
- Dennis Stratton: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Iron Maiden Praying Mantis and Lionheart).
- Sue Upton: English actress and dancer.
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