Thursday 21 January 1954
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Idrissa Ouedraogo and Phil Thompson.
In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while The Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stories of the Century.
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- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Idrissa Ouedraogo: Burkinabé director producer and screenwriter.
- Phil Thompson: English footballer and coach.
- Billy Jenkins: Dies at 69.
- 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
- First gas turbine automobile exhibited (New York City, New York).
- First atomic submarine, USS Nautilus, launched on Thames River, christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
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