Friday 18 June 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include William Beard and Richard Gladu.
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
The Caine Mutiny, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
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- Seychelles - National Day.
- Brazil - Chemist's Day.
- Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
- Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
- William Beard: Rock drummer (Face To Face).
- Richard Gladu: American father of Stephani Gladu who was conceived by artificial insemination, with his sperm, but without his permission.
- Jennifer : French disco singer, known for her hit single "Do it for me" in 1976.
- Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.
- The world's first atomic power station opens at Obninsk, near Moscow.
- The Common Nordic Labor Market Act comes into effect.
- The United States officially begins using the international unit of the nautical mile, equal to 6,076.11549nbspft. or 1,852 meters.
- Food rationing in Great Britain ends with the lifting of restrictions on sale and purchase of meat, 14 years after it began early in World War II and nearly a decade after the war's end.
- West Germany beats Hungary 3–2 to win the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
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