Saturday September 11, 1954

US date format: 9/11/1954, UK date format: 11/9/1954

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 11, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Reed Birney in Alexandria and Clark Johnson. In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lassie.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
  • KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Lee Meriwether (California), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
  • First Miss America TV broadcast.
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Movies

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Suddenly

Suddenly

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Country: United States of America

Rogue Cop

Rogue Cop

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft, Steve Forrest

The Purple Plain

The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie

Country: United States of America

Charade

Charade

Directed by: Roy Kellino

Starring: James Mason, Pamela Mason, Scott Forbes, Paul Cavanagh

Mambo

Mambo

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Silvana Mangano, Michael Rennie, Vittorio Gassman, Shelley Winters

TV Series

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Lassie

Lassie

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

Directed by: Bert Glennon

Gamble on Love

Gamble on Love

The Blue Angel

The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Days to next September 11

If September 11, 1954 is your birthday you're 65 years, 11 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 days.
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Books

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Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne

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The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson

Away All Boats

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A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Reason Why

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Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal

Of Whales And Men by R.B. Robertson

Of Whales And Men

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1954 Alfred A. Knopf Edition, illustrated hardcover on whaling

A Time To Love And A Time To Die by Erich Maria Remarque

A Time To Love And A Time To Die

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From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front.


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