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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- 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.
- 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).
- Hurricane Edna (second of 1954) hits New York City, causing US$50 million damage.
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