Sunday 21 February 1954
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ivo van Damme and Ivo Van Damme.
In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
The Glenn Miller Story, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes by Harold L. Ickes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Betty White Show.
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- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Ivo van Damme: Belgium -- 800 / 1500m dash (1976 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Ivo Van Damme: Belgian athlete, he began to play football and then switched to athletics.
- Victor Martinez: Mexican-American author and poet (d. 2011).
- Mike Pickering: English DJ and saxophonist (Quando Quango and M People).
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