Friday 12 November 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rhonda Shear and Paul McNamee.
In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits.
The Last Time I Saw Paris, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Soldier Of Fortune by Ernest Kellogg Gann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Howdy Doody.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Rhonda Shear: American model and actress Miss Louisiana USA 1975.
- Paul McNamee: Australia -- Tennis star.
- Olivier Hutman: French jazz-rock pianist, composer and arranger.
- Rob Lytle: American football player (Born 1954).
- Ellis Island, immigration station in New York Harbor, closes, after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
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