Sunday 15 August 1954
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stieg Larsson and Henri de Castries.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
The Beachcomber, directed by Muriel Box, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while The Tunnel Of Love by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 15 August 1954 ?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Stieg Larsson: Swedish journalist and writer.
- Henri de Castries
- Stanley A. McChrystal: Soldier.
- Mary Jo Salter: American poet.
- Mary Salter: American poet and academic.
- Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
- WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Patti Page - What A Dream
- Cara Mia - David Whitfield (Mantovani & His Orchestra)
Top #5 songs in the UK
- David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra - Cara Mia
- Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot
- Three Coins In The Fountain - Frank Sinatra
- Perry Como - Idle Gossip
- Doris Day - Secret Love
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?