Saturday 24 July 1954
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Alliot and Karl Stewart.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Pushover, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Not As A Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Philippe Alliot: Race driver (grand prix).
- Karl Stewart: American career criminal who was sentenced to ten years prison for burglary in 1973, another ten years for burglary in 1980, and 25 years for armed robbery in 1986.
- Erdoğan Arıca: Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012).
- Günter Böttcher: German handball player (d. 2012).
- Mary Church Terrell: educator/civil rights leader, dies at age 90.
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