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Tuesday 14 September 1954

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benoît Rivière and David Wojnarowicz. In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Brigadoon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Royal Box by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Studio 57.
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Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Country: United States

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Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Ky, Kinuyo Tanaka

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney

Country: United States

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Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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Project XX

Starring: Alexander Scourby

Country: United States

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Written by: James E. Moser

Starring: Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Captain Midnight

Starring: Richard Webb, Sid Melton

Country: United States

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The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

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Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1954 ?

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Benoît Rivière: French Catholic clergyman, the Bishop of Autun, Chalon and Mâcon, and Abbot of Cluny since 30 April 2006.
  • David Wojnarowicz: American artist, painter, sculptor, and writer.
  • Barry Cowsill: American singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer (The Cowsills) (d. 2005).
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  • Hurricane Edna (second of 1954) hits New York City, causing US$50 million damage.

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The Royal Box

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Politics, intrigue, and the affairs of high society were all at home in The Royal Box. But on the evening Lady Laura Whitford secured the theater's most prestigious seats for her entourage, murder made its debut.

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

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."

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The Mind Alive

By: Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

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The Reason Why

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

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

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