Monday 16 August 1954
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joshua Bolten and George Galloway.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Sansho the Bailiff, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while A Wreath For The Enemy by Pamela Frankau was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Joshua Bolten: American political aide, named Chief of Staff on March 28, 2006 by President George W. Bush to succeed Andrew Card.
- George Galloway: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament beginning with the General Election on June 11, 1987.
- James Cameron: Canadian film director.
- Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
- 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
- The first edition of Sports Illustrated is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Cara Mia - David Whitfield (Mantovani & His Orchestra)
- Patti Page - What A Dream
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