Friday 15 October 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kip Byrne and Princess Friederike of Hanover.
In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits.
White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Halls of Ivy.
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- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Kip Byrne: Detroit, Michigan -- Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71).
- Princess Friederike of Hanover: Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg.
- Jere Burns: American actor, Jere (pronounced "Jerry") has become known through his work in sitcoms like the smarmy Kirk in "Dear John" starring Judd Hirsch, and as an eager-to-please station manager, Frank Alfano, on "Good Morning, Miami.
- Peter Bakowski: Australian poet and educator.
- Friederike: Princess Friederike of Hanover.
- Julia Yeomans: English physicist and academic
- Hurricane Hazel strikes US and Canada, 348 die
- KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina.
- Texas Instruments announces the development of the first transistor radio.
- The comic strip ''Hi and Lois'', by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is launched.
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