Tuesday 24 August 1954
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Tomson and Philippe Cataldo.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
The Egyptian, 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 Mickey Rooney Show.
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Michael Tomson: South African surfwear entrepreneur, who was one of the world's best surfers in the 1970s and 1980s (world-ranked #5 in 1976).
- Philippe Cataldo: Algerian-French singer-songwriter.
- Alain Daigle: French Canadian ice hockey player.
- Heini Otto: Dutch footballer coach and manager.
- Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
- Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party
- In the USA, the Communist Control Act is passed, at height of McCarthyism.
- International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China.
- The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
- Getulio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by Joao Cafe Filho.
- The Brazilian president, Getulio Vargas, commits suicide after being accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder a Brazilian Air Force officer.
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